Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr

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Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr
Motto Gorau byw, cyd-fyw
Established 1984
Type Secondary School
Headmistress Mrs. Katherine Davies
Chair Dr. John S. Davies[1]
Location Talbot Street
City and County of Swansea
Wales Wales
Local authority Swansea
Students 782[2]
Ages 11–18
Houses Branwen, Caradog, Dylan, Llyr. Past houses include Olwen, Nudd and Peredur.
Website www.yggwyr.swansea.sch.uk

Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr is a Welsh language medium secondary school in Gowerton, Swansea, Wales, with approximately 800 pupils as of 2006.[3] It was established in 1984.[4] Notable past students include footballer John Hartson, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, Michelin Star Chef Paul Davies and UFC fighter Brett Johns.

In 2001 the school, as the only Welsh-speaking secondary school in Swansea, was encountering capacity problems, having to accommodate over 1,000 pupils in buildings that were designed for a capacity of 750. Proposals were made to move the school to the site of Penlan Comprehensive School, which was shortly to close. However parents and Staff protested against the move, resulting in a second Welsh-language school in Swansea (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe)

According to the latest inspection report from Estyn the school has a GCSE pass rate of 76% (based on 5 GCSEs, grades A-C), which puts it in 5th place in Wales or in the top 10%. In Swansea it is ranked 1st place for best school.

In 2007, Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr introduced the Welsh Baccalaureate.

The Gwyr year 9 cricket team recently[when?] won the Welsh schools cup and have moved on to the Lords Taveners cup to compete against schools from England.

In 2015, the Rugby 1st XV won the Ospreys under 18's School League beating rivals Gowerton School 23-21.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Annual Report 2011[permanent dead link] P2. Retrieved 26-06-2012
  2. ^ School Prospectus Archived 13 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 24-05-2009
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007. 
  4. ^ Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 51°38′45″N 4°2′21″W / 51.64583°N 4.03917°W / 51.64583; -4.03917