Ysgol Friars is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school. There has been a school bearing the name of Friars in the City of Bangor since 1557.

We believe that the ethos of Friars is at the heart of its success. In both recent inspections this received high acclaim. We value our pupils and we expect them to value the school. We believe that the school is a community and that pupils must learn that their actions affect others in that community.

We insist upon high standards of dress and behaviour and actively discourage bullying. Equally, good relationships between home and school are vitally important and we hope we can build a bond that is based on mutual respect and friendly co-operation. As co-partners in the education of your child we aim to make his/her education at Friars a most happy and successful one.

Access to many of the school's facilities is provided both at lunchtime and after school, so that a very broad and successful programme of extra-curricular activities takes place every day.

The school provides a pleasant and challenging atmosphere, promoting endeavour and high standards. These factors make Friars an extremely effective learning environment. This is reflected in the above average results at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A level results that we achieve.

In addition to academic excellence we pride ourselves on nurturing skills required for the world of work. The school has excellent links with industry.

We strive to ensure that our students are well prepared to meet the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood.

You are very welcome to visit us.

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    Feedback from the last Positive Parents Forum on 16th Mar 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 9:55 AM

    Please see attached the feedback from the latest Positive Parents Forum held on 16th March.

    Topics discussed include:

      1. Welsh Ethos
      2. Communication and Engagement
      3. Homework

    The next meeting is on Wed 15th June at 6pm

    For further details and to see previous meeting feedback visit the Parent Forum page under Parents & Guardians.

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    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 11:16 AM

    Well done to Lily Cousins for her awe-inspiring  article on canoeing in Quetico that was published in the Canoe Focus magazine.

    I don't know about you but I want to get a canoe - maybe Lily can take on the website news!


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    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 18 March 2016, 9:14 AM

    Gwynedd-Ni's 'Lori Ni' visited us in January as part of their Secondary School Tour.  During their visit a Facebook competition was conducted and the winner was Levi in Year 9. Well done and enjoy your £25 iTunes voucher.  For more information about Gwynedd-Ni and the information service they offer for children, young people and families please visit their website on www.gwynedd-ni.org.uk.


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    by Cathy Goodwin - Thursday, 10 March 2016, 12:42 PM

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    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 4 March 2016, 3:09 PM

    The History Department recently took 42 pupils to the award-winning Imperial War Museum North. Its stunning displays provided a unique learning experience. Pupils learned about the causes, course and consequence of conflict, using artefacts, personal stories and interactive exhibitions.