Who we are
We pride ourselves on being a caring, disciplined and happy school with a tradition of hard work and lots of extra curricular activities. There is something for everyone at Porthcawl Comprehensive School. We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities and interests achieve their potential in a safe, supportive and friendly environment.
We recognise at Porthcawl Comprehensive School how vitally important your child’s education is to succeed in an ever changing and challenging world. You can be confident that your son/daughter will settle in this school very quickly, be well supported and cared for, and receive one of the best educational experiences in the whole of the country. Your child’s education at the school will be truly comprehensive in the best sense of the word with something for everyone at the school no matter their ability, interest and aspirations.
Our school is pleasantly located some fifty metres from the sea. The campus is large, pleasant and attractive with outstanding facilities for study, sport, theatre arts, recreation and a host of extra – curricular activities. In the last Estyn Inspection the working relationships between our teachers and pupils was judged to be "exceptional and this contributes very well to the positive learning environment of the school". The school is a co-educational school with over 1,400 boys and girls, aged 11 to 18. In excess of 160 staff are employed at the school.
In particular our sixth form provision is second to none in terms of choice, quality of learning and pastoral support. Year on year our students’ results at every level have continued to exceed new heights.
A happy child is a successful child and happy school days depend on the very important partnership between pupils, staff and parents. A good relationship between home and school is vital to ensure a child’s success and happiness at school. The home-school agreement, features in the pupil’s planner for parents completion and information, underlines the important partnership between all the partners.
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