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St. Cyres School is an 11-18 mixed, English medium, non-denominational Comprehensive School. The School houses some 1100 pupils in Years' 7-13 is on the outskirts of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan. Our students are drawn partly from five associated junior schools within Penarth and nearby villages and partly by parental choice from a wider area stretching as far as Barry and parts of Cardiff. The school also accommodates a number of pupils with physical disabilities, hearing impairment and a number of other learning difficulties. The school is therefore proud of the fact that its academic results have consistently been well above national norms. The school enjoys very good liaison with its contributory schools and has an excellent reputation in the community. This is emphasised by the fact that substantial numbers join us from outside the traditional catchment area. The school attaches great importance to the effective guidance and pastoral support of all pupils. The progress and welfare of each year group is overseen by a Director of Pupil Progress, assisted by an interdisciplinary team of support staff and a team of Learning Coaches. All pupils are interviewed individually by Learning Coaches every term. Each year group has a Year Council which enables and encourages pupils to play an important part in the development of the school and the School Council which is also very active. All pupils, including the Sixth Form, are expected to wear school uniform. Our smart but quite informal uniform has proved very popular with students of all ages. Sixth formers wear a different uniform from the rest of the school, which they chose when it was introduced.

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St Cyres moved to a new school build in October 2014 and is a 1105 pupil 11-18 secondary school located in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan. The facilities in the new school include Large 50” – 60” TVs in all classrooms with Apple TV for connectivity from iPads and MacBooks,All pupils with their own iPad as part of their teaching and learning resources, connected to the latest standard of Wifi available throughout the site. We also have purpose built performance space with retractable seating for 260 people, professional light and sound rigs and control room combined with Dance Studio with sprung floor, mirrored wall and ballet barre and independent professional light and sound system. The School has a Large 4-court Sports Hall with sound system and projection facilities, Separate Fitness Suite with top of the range equipment and Purpose built Technology workshops and Food Technology rooms. There is a Music wing consisting of Music Technology classrooms, practice rooms, recording rooms and radio station,7 fully practical Science labs, 2 demonstration labs and separate Science demonstration area.We have a 220 capacity Dining Room and separate 6th Form café.5 fully equipped IT rooms for teaching specialist courses in ICT and Computing and Specialist Drama Studio with professional sound and lighting system. On completion of Phase 2 in October 2015, facilities will include Full size 3G pitch,110m artificial running track,Extensive grass playing fields, Amphitheatre, External teaching and learning spaces, Allotment area and Wildlife pond. 

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