The House System
The school prides itself on its very active House System whereby all staff and students are assigned to one of six houses. The houses have very strong historical links with Wales. They comprise of:
Cadwaladr was a Welsh nurse. She began nursing on travelling ships in her 30s (1820s) and later nursed in the Crimean War alongside Florence Nightingale. In 2016, she was named as one of "the 50 greatest Welsh men and women of all time".
Betty Campbell MBE was a Welsh community activist, who was Wales' first black head teacher.
In 2003 she was awarded an MBE for services to education and community life.
Owain Glyndŵr was the last Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales. His name has become a symbol of pride and freedom. He sacrificed everything for a dream of Wales as a nation, governing itself with its own church, parliament and universities.
Gwenllian was a warrior princess, leading an army of Welshmen in 1136 against the mighty Norman forces. Her bravery has made her a beloved figure, revered much like Boudica for her strength and tenacity in the face of great danger.
Llywelyn House is named after Llywelyn ap Iorwerth he was the greatest Welsh statesman of the Middle Ages. By his death in 1240, he would rule most of Wales as Llywelyn the Great.
Morgan House is named after William Morgan (1545 – 10 September 1604) he was the Welsh Bishop of Llandaff and of St Asaph, and the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh.
At YBA we celebrate the successes of all our students who strive to achieve their best in all aspects of their life in school. The House System gives our students this opportunity to be rewarded for efforts and achievement in all areas. Students regularly earn house points for excellent work but the primary aim is to encourage all students to get involved in the many inter-house competitions within subjects and extra-curricular activities.