Bryntirion Comprehensive Careers Site Eteach (16492)


Bryntirion is one of the highest performing secondary schools in Wales.  Academic results are outstanding at all key stages and the school has received a great deal of well deserved attention as a result of this strong performance.  Bryntirion is a friendly, forward thinking and innovative school with a real desire to improve outcomes for young people.  Relationships are strong within school and the community ethos permeates through all activities.  The development of responsible, mature and well rounded individuals is important to us. We are extremely proud of our school and are delighted with the outcome of the very recent inspection in October 2016.  To be awarded ‘Excellent’ for Current Performance and ‘Excellent’ for Prospects for Improvement is an outstanding achievement, richly deserved by the whole school community.  As one of only a handful of secondary schools in Wales to be awarded ‘double excellent’ judgements, we provide a wonderful environment to develop both as a student and as a professional. The continued success at Bryntirion is underpinned by an exceptional ethos and strong relationships between all members of the school community, together with a positive focus on student and staff wellbeing. 

About Us

Bryntirion Comprehensive School opened as a purpose-built comprehensive in 1971. The school occupies an extensive site on the northern edge of Bridgend. From the town centre, the easiest route to the school is along the A473 towards Laleston, turning right at the top of Bryntirion Hill and then along Merlin Crescent.  The school's catchment area comprises the village of Laleston and the western part of Bridgend. However, for several years the school has admitted pupils from well outside the designated area as parents have exercised their rights of choice of school. This has effectively meant that pupils of the Church in Wales Primary School at Penyfai are regularly part of the school's intake, together with pupils from the whole of the Bridgend County Borough.Bryntirion is a Group 6 school with a Sixth Form entry. Special facilities available at the school include science laboratories, a micro-technology room, and practical rooms for Technology, Art, Music, ICT and Keyboarding. There is a heated indoor swimming pool and a large sports hall. External facilities include extensive playing fields and an all-weather floodlit astroturf facility. The school currently has five fully-equipped rooms used for IT, both as a discrete subject and for the delivery of other curriculum areas. The school timetable operates on a two-week cycle with each week having 25 teaching sessions of one hour. Bryntirion has an extensive range of academic and vocational courses so that all pupils have equality of access to a broad, balanced curriculum. Extensive opportunities are afforded for a wide range of extra curricular activities - sporting, cultural and aesthetic. Many pupils have achieved honours in this shape of the school's life.

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