Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl
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  • Welcome to Porthcawl Comprehensive School
  • A brief tour of our school
  • Our additional learning needs (ALN) base, Ty Enfys, is friendly and welcoming
  • There is a wide range of support on offer
  • High quality work completed by pupils throughout the school
  • Results in Business are outstanding
  • Business is offered at GCSE and A level
  • Welcome to the Drama department
  • We have a drama studio and dance school
  • Every year we present plays, musicals and pantomime
  • Welcome to English
  • We offer English language, literature and media studies
  • At Porthcawl we offer GCSE and A level French
  • We also offer German at GCSE and A level
  • Welcome to the Geography department
  • Pupils may study Geography from year 7 through to year 13
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • The school is fortunate to have a heated swimming pool
  • The school has extensive well-kept grounds
  • There is an Astroturf pitch for hockey and football
  • A fitness suite open at lunchtime and after school
  • A small number of pupils study hairdressing and beauty
  • Welcome to the History department
  • The School Library
  • Mathematics and Numeracy are taught throughout the school
  • Many pupils study Mathematics at A level
  • Sociology is also an option at A level
  • The department is well resourced with up-to-the-minute technology
  • We run guitar and string groups, orchestras and wind bands
  • Wide pathways link the different areas of the school
  • Our large reception area is situated at the front of the school
  • There are also several eating areas in the school
  • We serve hot and cold snacks before school and break time. At lunchtime there is also a choice of hot meals
  • All pupils study Religious Studies to GCSE level
  • Many pupils opt to continue their studies to A level
  • Welcome to the Science faculty
  • The labs provide a highly stimulating environment
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology are taught by specialist teachers from years 7 to 13
  • Welcome to Resistant Materials and Engineering
  • Some of the beautiful work produced in our Textiles department
  • Welsh department - the school holds an annual Eisteddfod
  • ICT and Computing
  • The school is well resourced with a large number of well maintained computers, iPads and Laptops
  • For further information, contact the school on 01656 774100

School Tour

We hope you enjoy looking at the many photographs of subject areas in Porthcawl Comprehensive School. The photographs provide an opportunity to see inside many of our classrooms, look at pupils’ work and get a sense of the spacious site and the excellent resources available.

We regularly show parents / carers and pupils around the school during the day. Miss Painter, one of our Deputy Head Teachers, plans our extensive transition programme and is the member of staff to contact for tours for current year 6 pupils. Every year we welcome a large number of new year 7 pupils from out of catchment.

Ms Crook is our Head of Sixth Form and is the member of staff to contact for tours for current year 11 pupils considering joining us for sixth form studies.

To book a tour or to receive further information about Porthcawl, please contact our reception on 01656 774100. We very much look forward to hearing from you.


Contact Information

Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl / Porthcawl Comprehensive School
52 Park Avenue, Porthcawl, CF36 3ES

Tel: 01656 774100
Fax: 01656 774101
Email: [email protected]

Prifathro / Headteacher: Mr M. Stephens NPQH, PDipEd, BA (Hons)

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