Admissions

Bryntirion Comprehensive School is a popular co-educational 11-18 school with approximately 1219 pupils on roll.  The school is located on the western side of Bridgend.  With ever increasing pupil numbers, outstanding record breaking results at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level there has never been a better time to join us.  

We look forward to you joining the Bryntirion Community!

We are an inclusive school and have an ALN Communication Resource Base (CRB) with 12 pupils on roll.  Bridgend County Borough Council separately administers all admissions for the CRB in partnership with the school.

IN ALL CASES ADMISSION TO BRYNTIRION COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IS DEALT WITH INITALLY BY BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL.

Admission from Year 6 to Year 7

The 'Admission to School' form will be sent by the Local Authority (LA) to those parents whose child, in September 2019, will be moving from a junior or primary school to a secondary school.  The junior and primary schools will issue the ‘ADMISSION TO SCHOOL – SEPTEMBER 2019’ form which requires parents to indicate their choice of secondary school.  The admission form allows parents to list more than one school in priority order.  Admission application forms can be found on the Bridgend County Borough Council website: www.bridgend.gov.uk/admissions.  If you have any queries in relation to the admission process you can contact Mandy Jones, School Admissions Officer: 01656 642637 or E-mail: pupilservices@bridgend.gov.uk.

TIMETABLE FOR ADMISSIONS TO SCHOOLS - SEPTEMBER 2019-2020

The expected timetable to process applications for admissions to secondary schools for September 2019 is as follows:-

APPLICATION FORMS SENT TO SCHOOLS/PARENTS   -   MONDAY, 22ND OCTOBER 2018

DEADLINE DATE FOR APPLICATION FORMS TO BE RETURNED   -   FRIDAY, 11TH JANUARY 2019

NOTICATION TO PARENTS ACCEPTANCE/REFUSAL OF PLACES   -   1ST MARCH 2019

NOTIFICATION OF ANY APPEALS   -   FROM APRIL 2019

Mid-year admissions / transfers

Parents, who move into the County Borough of Bridgend, during the academic year, will be required to complete a ‘School Admission/Transfer’ form requesting admission to school. Similarly, if parents move within the County Borough they may wish to seek admission to their catchment area school.  Again, the ‘School Admission/Transfer’ form would need to be completed.  Copies of the form are available from Learner Support Services-LEA (01656 642637).

Parents may also wish to apply for a place at a different school for other reasons.  If you are not moving house, you should talk to the headteacher about the reasons for a change of school. There is a significant amount of research which shows that changing schools is disruptive and can have a negative impact on a pupil’s achievement. There are many reasons for this. Hence, it is important that careful consideration is given, particularly in the case of pupils in Years 10 and 11 who would have made their GCSE choices.  The ‘School Admission/Transfer’ form would have to be completed for the transfer to be considered.

Unless you have moved into Bridgend or moved to a different location within the County Borough, a request for a school place will normally only be considered for the start of a school term, after discussions have taken place to resolve any issues and reports from the previous school have been considered.  During this period your child should remain at his/her current school.

Further advice on transferring a child to another school is available from Learner Support Services (01656-642637)

Sixth form

Bryntirion has a thriving and successful Sixth Form offering high standards of pastoral care in a friendly learning environment with quality facilities.  It benefits  a new Sixth Form Study area with I.T. facilities, a modern and comfortable area. 

For those wishing to join our Sixth Form please contact Mr Jamie Beard, Head of Sixth Form, on 01656 641100 for further information.