Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl


In all cases admission to Porthcawl Comprehensive is dealt with initially by Bridgend County Borough Council.

Guidance and application forms can be found on the council’s website www.bridgend.gov.uk. To obtain further advice and information on admission and transfers contact Pupil Services on 01656 642656 or email [email protected].

Admission / transition from year 6 to year 7

Pupils from the local primary schools will transfer at 11+ to Porthcawl Comprehensive School unless parents select a different school for their secondary education. Parents will be contacted by the L.E.A. via the primary schools in October of Year 6 requiring them to indicate their choice of school.

The whole process of transition, moving from a primary school to comprehensive school, is an anxious one for pupils and parents. At Porthcawl we have an extensive range of activities to smooth this transition. The aim of our transition programme is to reduce any anxiety and to ensure all pupils settle quickly and happily into their new school. Parents/carers are invited to provide feedback on the transition process in September after their children join our school in Year 7.

Applications open towards the end of October and are now on line. You can find the application page by searching for 'BCBC School Admissions'.

Transferring to Porthcawl from another school

If you are considering moving your child to Porthcawl from another school, there is a useful guide ‘Starting School’ available to view on the Bridgend Council website. Most transfers can only be made at the start of a school term.

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