Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

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Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School
Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School.jpg
Merthyr Dyfan Road

South Glamorgan
(ceremonial county)
CF62 9YQ

Coordinates51°25′29″N 3°16′03″W / 51.42466°N 3.26741°W / 51.42466; -3.26741Coordinates: 51°25′29″N 3°16′03″W / 51.42466°N 3.26741°W / 51.42466; -3.26741
TypeComprehensive school
MottoLearning for Life
Religious affiliation(s)Multi
Local authorityThe Vale of Glamorgan
HeadteacherMr. Tyrone Davies
Boys (Sixth Form Only)
Joint co-educational 6th form with Barry Comprehensive School
Age11 to 19
Enrolmentc. 1300
HousesTy Coch (Red House), Ty Glas (Blue House), Ty Melyn (Yellow House), Ty Gwyrrd' (Green House)
Colour(s)Blue and gold
Bryn Hafren

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School, also referred to as Bryn Hafren School,[1] is located in Merthyr Dyfan on the outskirts of the town of Barry near Cardiff in Wales. It was opened in 1971.[2] Bryn Hafren is an 11-19 girls' comprehensive school for approximately 1,300 students. It shares a mixed-sex joint 6th form with Barry Comprehensive School, a boys' school.[3]

The school's catchment area is the Vale of Glamorgan, stretching from Rhoose in the west to Wenvoe in the north, and to Ely in west Cardiff, with the town of Barry in the centre.


When comprehensive schools were introduced to Barry in September 1966, this was delayed for girls because of the lack of buildings. Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School opened as the comprehensive school for girls in 1973.[2]

In 1993, Barry Sixth Form, a joint sixth form with Barry Boys' Comprehensive School was created.[2]


The school ground covers 36 acres (150,000 m2), with sports fields, tennis courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a recently developed fitness gym.

The school also houses a dedicated 6th form block and over 14 networked computer rooms.


  1. ^ Jeffreys, Brian (20 June 2007). "Report of the Director of Learning and Development". Cabinet Meeting. The Vale of Glamorgan Council. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Vincent, Alan. "Comprehensive Education 1966—1998". Barry Comprehensive School. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  3. ^ "About Us". School web site. Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

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