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About Us

We invite you to explore our comprehensive prospectus, which contains invaluable information about the provision at Ysgol Brynteg School. Should you have any enquiries or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help and look forward to the opportunity to provide you with insights into our educational community.

 

Here is some history about Ysgol Brynteg School.

Brynteg a state school, did not become a Comprehensive School until 1971 and can trace its roots and history back to 1896.

Bridgend Intermediate School (1896-1935)

The Bridgend Intermediate School in Morfa Street (now Penybont Primary School) was opened on 21 September 1896. The boys' section of the school was opened by South Glamorganshire MP Arthur J Williams while the girls' section was opened by Lady Rachel Wyndham-Quinn, daughter of Lord Dunraven, who had donated land for the school. The school's fees were £1/5s per term in addition to stationery costs of 1s 18d per term plus text books which pupils were charged a 25% discount.

By 1904 the school had exceeded its planned capacity of 120. In 1907 there were 276 pupils (116 boys and 92 girls). Over the coming years various extensions and alterations were made to the school and individual classrooms to help accommodate growing pupil numbers. Pupil numbers reached 500 by 1931.

Single sex education (1935-1971)

As pupil numbers continued to grow a new 15 acre site was identified off Ewenny Road and a new school (renamed Bridgend Grammar School for Boys in 1945) was built and opened in 1935 at the cost of £25,000 (almost £1.8million in 2020). The school was built on the site of Brynteg House. The official opening ceremony of the new school took place on 26 September 1935 and was attended by Oliver Stanley (President of the Board of Education). Girls meanwhile continued to be taught at the original site where numbers increased from 260 in 1935 to 360 in 1946. The School eventually became The Girls' Grammar School.

Heol Gam County Secondary School (1948-1971)

A mile away from the new boys' school, Heol Gam County Secondary School opened in July 1948 with 250 pupils and 12 staff. When the school opened The Glamorgan Gazette described it as having:

“Six classrooms, a science room, a lecture room, two large gymnasiums, wood and metal work rooms, an art and craft room, two domestic science rooms, dining halls, offices and a large Assembly Hall with a good sized stage.”

Heol Gam expanded rapidly and an additional five classrooms were built in 1954. The school continued until its closure on 31 August 1971.

Brynteg Comprehensive School (1971)

The merger of Bridgend Boys' Grammar School and Heol Gam Secondary School took place on 1 September 1971 and Brynteg Comprehensive School was formed, with Heol Gam serving as the lower school (Forms I to III/Years 7-9) the old Boys' Grammar school serving as the upper school (forms IV to VI/Years 10-13). Pupils travelled between the two sites using local roads and footpaths, until the construction of an internal footpath in the early 1990s.