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Aberdare Girls' School

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Aberdare Girls' School

Coordinates: 51°42′54″N 3°26′24″W / 51.715°N 3.440°W / 51.715; -3.440

Aberdare Girls' School
Motto Oni heuir, ni fedir (translation: You cannot reap unless you sow).
Headteacher Miss J Rosser
Location Heol Cwmbach
CF44 0NF
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf

Aberdare Girls' School is a secondary school for girls aged 11–18 in the town of Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.


There are approximately 700 pupils on the school roll, of whom around 100 are in the sixth form. [1]

The school is on two sites : pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 are housed in Y Gadlys (Lower School), and those in Year 9 - Year 13 in Plasdraw (Upper School).

Pupils come mainly from Aberdare itself, but some travel from Glynneath, Treorchy and Mountain Ash.

Equality Scandal

In 2007, the school attracted media coverage across Britain after it excluded a student, Sarita Watkins-Singh, for wearing a bangle, (or kara) that symbolised her Sikh faith.[2] The student and her family took legal action. In January 2008, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council informed school governors that it would not provide the school with any further financial assistance, and said that this was in response to the school pursuing the case. The human rights organisation 'Liberty' claimed that the school was in violation of the Race Relations Act 1976, the Equality Act 2006.[3] In July 2008, Watkins-Singh won her case when the high court determined that the school was guilty of indirect discrimination. The school said that she would be welcome back at the school if she so desired. [4]


External links

  • School website
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