John Frost High School

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John Frost High School
Established 1959
Type comprehensive school
Headteacher Mr J Wilson
Location Lighthouse Road
NP10 8YD
United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°33′31″N 3°00′45″W / 51.5586°N 3.0125°W / 51.5586; -3.0125
Local authority Newport City Council
Students 1,200[1]
Ages 11–18

The John Frost School formally known as "Duffryn High School" (Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd Dyffyrn) is a comprehensive school on the south-western outskirts of Newport, south Wales. It is in the suburb of Duffryn and opened in 1959. The John Frost School was the filming location of the Doctor Who episode School Reunion, filmed in late-summer 2005. In 2014 the school and many others around Wales worked with BBC Radio Wales and some of the student performed and were host during Children in Need.

Learning resources[edit]

The John Frost School has a Resource Center and Library, used for individual learning and classroom teaching.

The Centre houses 75 networked computers with monitored internet access. The school also has four separate ICT rooms for classroom learning.

Pupils are able to access their school computer files via the school Easylink website, for work at any computer and work on these files and easily move files to and from the school system.

Name Change[edit]

In the beginning of 2015 it was announced that Duffryn high school was changing its name after over 50 years to The John Frost school, after the Welsh leader of the British Chartist movement in the Newport Rising John Frost, as well as the name change the school under went a big transformation with its school buildings being redone and another building being built over the summer of 2016. [2] John Frost was born in Newport in 1784.


  1. ^ Inspection Reports - Duffryn High School (PDF). Estyn (February 2008). Retrieved on 2008-11-20.
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