Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


New School gets Green Light to Open in The Vale in September.


A new independent school is set to open in Dinas Powys in September. Eastward House School is a sister school to Westward House School in St Clears and will offer provision for pupils aged 7 to 18.

Once it receives confirmation of registration by Welsh Government the school will open at its temporary site in Hebron Hall this September. It will offer a refreshing new educational model that is already proving a hit with parents of pupils at Westward House School.

Conceived as an attractive alternative to mainstream schooling, the school gives each pupil access to an individualised curriculum. It can cater for all levels of ability and many different learning needs, from high achievers who need to be stretched further to children with learning difficulties that require specific support.

Flexible and blended learning options mean the schools are finding favour with elective home-schooling families, more able and talented students and many who are just overwhelmed by large class sizes in large primary and secondary schools.

“At the heart of our schools’ ethos is the sentiment that exams are important but self esteem is life changing,” says founder Harriet Harrison, who also runs Westward House and Castle School in Haverfordwest. “For many reasons, increasing numbers of young people are struggling in traditional school environments. This new take on how, what and where to learn will offer an appropriate alternative.

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our first intake of pupils in September and look forward to growing this school, bringing this unique educational offering to pupils in South Wales.”

For further information call 029 2002 6484.


Over the past 6 years, Rachel has been working specifically within the digital marketing space and has worked with some of the country’s top brands. During this time, Rachel was a key attribute to the success of our sister product, Recruitment Buzz, which has firmly established itself as one of the leading publications within the Recruitment sector. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Rachel has developed a genuine understanding of how content can engage and compel an audience.

Having a passion for travel and culture, Rachel left her hometown of Cardiff to pursue studies and travel and after several years away, Rachel returned to Cardiff and firmly established herself within the development of Business News Wales. Rachel is now responsible for every aspect of web management, marketing and overall production of the Business News Wales brand.

Having learnt some invaluable skills within the marketing industry, Rachel is often called upon for her skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML, email marketing software, Photoshop design and social media tools.


Related Articles