What do others think of us?

“As a year 7 parent I am absolutely delighted with the welcome my child has had. She absolutely loves it and is enjoying all the new lessons.”

Year 7 parent


“It was a pleasure to host students from St John Baptist High School at the first BBC Young Reporter Festival at the Broadcasting House in Cardiff yesterday. We were really impressed with how engaged and confident your students were in all the workshops across our TV News, Weather, Sport, Radio and Online services. We hope they are inspired to seek careers in the media and we look forward to seeing you again at future BBC events.”

Iain Tweedale, BBC Academy.


“On behalf of the Aberdare Branch of the Royal British Legion I would like to thank you for the kind invitation to your school on November 11th. The welcome we received from everyone was excellent and everyone enjoyed the cakes, coffee and teas.  The pupils were a credit to your school and we enjoyed chatting to them all. Thank you once again.”

E.J.Harris, Branch Secretary – Aberdare Branch of the Royal British Legion 


“I absolutely loved St Johns it really was the best school I could have wished to go to. The teachers were fantastic as well as the atmosphere. All the people I was friendly with in school I still speak to now and the ones I was closest to are still my best friends. It is a school that you make friends for life in. When I get married next year two of my bridesmaids are the girls that were in my class in school.”

Jade Estebanez – past pupil 


“As the Headteacher I know that you are immensely proud of your students but please allow me to compliment them because they presented as mature and courteous young people more than able to make an intellectual contribution to the debate. As a visitor to their school I felt that was a more than sufficient reward for my efforts.”

Councillor Richard Thomas


“The school has a lovely feel to it and the students are excellent.”

Daniel Milton 


“Can I just say their conduct and behaviour throughout the day was second to none, they really were a credit to you and to the school.”

Father Matthew Gibbon


They were a delight to talk to and were clearly interested in learning as much as they could from the visit.”

Mandy Westcott – National Museum Wales


“Thank you for inviting my Year 4 and 5 pupils down to your school – they really loved the visit and there was a real buzz around school on their return. Thanks again, your invite was much appreciated!”

Mrs I Baker – Headteacher Blaengwawr Primary School


“I particularly enjoy the openness of the pupils and the way they are not afraid to ask challenging questions”.

Archbishop Barry, Former Archbishop of Wales 


“I am writing to you to commend the students involved for their excellent behaviour, their politeness, their attentiveness, and their general interest in everything that was said. They were a delightful group of young people to work with and this made it a very enjoyable time for all involved”.

Karin Hicks – European Business Administrator, ChandlerKBS


“It’s a wonderful school. It is a school where you see people are encouraged to think for themselves. The way students talk to grown ups so confidently says a lot about how well taught they are. I really think that’s a sign of excellence at school”.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams


“Your pupils are a credit to the school”.

Mr Gary Brace


“The school has a warm, caring feeling about it and this was certainly evident to me on my arrival and throughout my stay”.

“You certainly have a school to be proud of”.

Councillor Derrick Morgan 


“I wanted to say thank you so much for allowing us to come and meet your wonderful students, and to see first hand the progress they are making on the Company Programme”.

James Chappell