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Welcome to Cowbridge Comprehensive School

Dear Student

The Sixth Form at Cowbridge Comprehensive provides a stimulating, vibrant and friendly setting in which students can continue their academic education beyond GCSE examinations. The school offers a real breadth of choice of academic provision, complimented by a truly enviable range of extracurricular opportunities and facilities.

We offer a combination of excellent teaching, academic challenge, sound advice and first class pastoral care to ensure that students have every opportunity to develop their potential to the full. As a school we have an exceptional record of helping pupils achieve higher grades than GCSE predictions would suggest. Each year we warmly welcome a number of students from other schools into Year 12.

In the Sixth Form, students will undoubtedly benefit from the expertise of highly qualified academic staff, while the supportive pastoral system offers excellent care and guidance as young people make the transition to adulthood and further lifelong learning. The Sixth Form is very much a staging post between the directed learning of the GCSE years and the independent learning that will be undertaken at university and in the world of work. Within a context where appropriate direction is available, students in the Sixth Form are expected to develop the attitudes and skills which enable them to learn on their own and conduct relevant independent research.

It is absolutely essential that students in the Sixth Form enjoy their academic work for its own sake; Sixth Form study provides a passport to university and work. However, that passport will carry far greater weight if it is imprinted with a genuine desire to learn.

Academic work will be the priority in the Sixth Form. However, we also recognise that the world demands much more than a set of good A Level results. The Sixth Form years allows the development and broadening of many other abilities besides the academic. The ability to work in a team; the ability to communicate in a variety of circumstances; the ability to network; the ability to lead others; the ability to have fun and enjoy life appropriately; the ability to accept responsibility and use it effectively. All these are encouraged by our wide programme of extra-curricular and enrichment activities.

In today's rapidly changing world, creativity, flexibility, adaptability and resilience are essential characteristics of successful individuals. We constantly endeavour to develop and foster these values and qualities through a wide range of academic and enrichment activities. Our key aim for is to develop self-confident young men and women who will find fulfilment and happiness in their future lives.

Best wishes

Mrs. D. Thomas Headteacher

About us


Facilities available

Sports Hall

The sports hall provides four Badminton Courts, two lanes of Cricket nets and full court markings for Basketball, Netball, 5-A-Side football and facilities to support a range of other sports.

The sports hall can be booked for block bookings or one-off bookings for all the above sporting activities.

3G All Weather Pitch

Our 3G is equivalent to a normal size football pitch. It is fully floodlit and available for use by schools, community groups and sports clubs all year round. Two sizes of playing area will be available for hire providing the ideal size training area depending upon the size of the club.

Multi Use Games Area

The Multi Use Games Area is a multi functional leisure facility that is fully floodlit and caters for a range of outdoor activities including:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rounders

The school now boasts a new theatre that has a 300 seat capacity. The theatre has tiered retractable bleacher seating that allows greater flexibility of the space.

The theatre has state of the art sound and lighting, a grand piano and artist changing facilities.

Canteen and Classrooms

Every classroom is modern and equipped with a projector and whiteboard.


Additional support

Extra-curricular activities

  • Lacrosse
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • cheerleading
  • Rugby
  • Music Clubs
  • Homework Clubs
  • Comic Book Club
  • App Developers Zone
  • Clwb Cymraeg
  • Good Food Club


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cowbridge Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016

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