Additional INSET Days 22 & 29 June 2018

The Vale of Glamorgan has granted Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren two further INSET days this year – Friday 22nd June and Friday 29th June. On these days, students will not attend school and the staff of both schools will engage in essential training and planning related to the opening of Pencoedtre High School and Whitmore High School in September.

Please read the full announcement

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Barry Comprehensive student receives masterclasses from top university professors

William during a lecture about the Mathematics of 3D imaging and its application in medicine.

William during a lecture about the Mathematics of 3D imaging and its application in medicine.

In January, several aspiring mathematicians from Barry Comprehensive School were invited to attend a series of mathematics masterclasses given by some of the countries’ most renowned university professors.

William Ferris in Year 9 attended each lecture over the course of a two-month period. Continue reading

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Cardiff & Vale School Basketball Association u14s Champions

Cardiff & Vale School Basketball Association u14s Champions with coach Mr Coles

Cardiff & Vale School Basketball Association u14s Champions with coach Mr Coles

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 9 basketball squad faced Cowbridge Comprehensive in the Cardiff & Vale School Basketball Association u14s final held at Cardiff Metropolitan University on the 25th of April.

After winning all of their group matches, and beating Cardiff High in the Semi’s, the squad was determined to finish the job. Continue reading

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Vale Youth Cabinet Elections

Daley Chapman, Deputy Vale Youth Mayor and Member of the Vale Youth Cabinet

Daley Chapman, Deputy Vale Youth Mayor and Member of the Vale Youth Cabinet

Barry Comprehensive School’s Daley Chapman, currently the Vale Deputy Youth Mayor, was recently re-elected by members of the Vale Youth Forum to serve on the Youth Cabinet for a second term.

Daley is currently in Year 12 and studying History, Film and Theatre Studies at A Level, along with the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Joining Daley in the Youth Cabinet are students from Bryn Hafren, Cowbridge, St Cyres, St Richard Gwyn and Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg. Continue reading

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Heading to Windsor for the wedding

Cadet Sergeant Rhys Horton

Cadet Sergeant Rhys Horton

Rhys Horton, currently in Year 13 at Barry Comprehensive School, will be heading to Windsor on the 19 May for a very important event.

Unlike the thousands of well-wishers hoping just to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Rhys has an invitation to share in part of the Royal Wedding Day!

Rhys earned his invitation in recognition of his commitment to sustaining high academic standards at school and for his work with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets in Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan. Continue reading

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STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair – Update

Mr Coles congratulating Sam on receiving his certificate and headphones

Mr Coles congratulating Sam on receiving his certificate and headphones

Since returning from The Big Bang Fair, Head of Year 7 Mr Williams was contacted by Alex at DOW Chemicals.

Alex explained how impressed they were with one of our pupils, Sam Williams in 7RD. Sam worked on changing gaskets on pipe work.

Alex said “Sam diligently dressed appropriately, listened to instructions and completed the task as required. We were very impressed!” Continue reading

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David Gent 1995 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we report the death of former student David Gent.

We offer our deepest sympathy to David’s family and friends.

David completed his GCSEs and A Levels at BCS. He was a very kind young man who went on to study Primary and Outdoor Education at Worcester University. David was a caring and loyal friend to fellow students and well liked by staff.

David’s funeral will be held at Thornhill Crematorium on 4 May at 3:30pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Gerard McNamara
Headteacher

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STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair

Using X-Box controllers for science!

Using X-Box controllers for science!

On Thursday the 19th of April, Barry Comprehensive School teachers Mr Coles and Miss DeMott took high achieving Year 7 and 8 scientists to the STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair at the Parc Y Scarlets.

After an hour and 20 minutes on the coach the boys were greeted by glorious Llanelli sunshine. Continue reading

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