Inter-House Cross-Country 2017

Year 7 off to a flying start

Year 7 off to a flying start

This year’s school sport competitions began with the annual inter house cross-country run.

In glorious sunshine to start, followed by torrential rain to finish, all boys from year 7 competed in the inter-house competition, gaining points for their house and form.

The race was exciting to the very finish with the top three places Continue reading

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Team Sri Lanka praised at the British High Commission

Barry Comprehensive School's Team Sri Lanka 2017 with Sam Goonetillake at the British High Commission in Colombo

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka 2017 with Sam Goonetillake at the British High Commission in Colombo

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka were hosted by Deputy High Commissioner Tom Burn at the British High Commission in Colombo during their visit to Sri Lanka this year.

The team, along with other volunteers and Sam Goonetillake (Chief Executive UK Charity HelpLanka) were praised for their work in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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Welcome New Students 2017

Senior Learning Mentor David Williams addressing Year 7 students

Senior Learning Mentor David Williams addressing Year 7 students

Staff at Barry Comprehensive were delighted to welcome new students in Year 7 and Year 12 to the school last week.

The Year 7 students looked very smart as they took their places in assembly.  Headteacher Gerard McNamara welcomed the boys and outlined the challenges and opportunities ahead of them as they work towards their GCSE examinations in 2022. Continue reading

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The Real Schools Guide 2017

Every year Wales Online publish their ‘Real Schools Guide’ which ranks all the schools across Wales on a number of factors.

We are delighted to announce that this year we have been ranked 35th out of the 210 secondary schools, by far the highest we have ever been ranked. Continue reading

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GCSE Results 2017 – Outstanding Performance for Boys

Simon Williams being congratulated by Mr McNamara, Headteacher

Simon Williams being congratulated by Mr McNamara, Headteacher

Barry Comprehensive School is again celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, with 70% of students achieving at least 5 A*-C grades and 50% achieving the same measure including both English and Maths.

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Fantastic A Level Results 2017

Austin Kay is going to study Physics at Swansea University

Austin Kay is going to study Physics at Swansea University

Barry Comprehensive School sixth form students are celebrating another outstanding set of A Level results.

Headteacher Gerard McNamara said, ‘Teachers and governors are delighted with the A Level results. The A level or equivalent pass rate of 98% reflects the dedication and hard work of the students. Continue reading

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Billy Elliot the Musical

The Stars Look Down

The Stars Look Down

On Monday the 10th July, the curtain was raised on this year’s school production of Billy Elliot the Musical.

For the first time ever, the school decided to perform the show over 4 nights and each and every night was a massive success. As well as featuring exceptional performances on stage, we were lucky enough to be supported by a talented live band for every performance. Continue reading

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Eisteddfod

7GW - winners of the Eisteddfod

7GW – winners of the Eisteddfod

Over the past few days we have been intensively preparing for our school Eisteddfod.  A fun time was had by everyone!

On Monday we had French and Welsh work.  This was different to usual work as we had a range of teachers, which was nice because we could experience a range of teaching styles.  Continue reading

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