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.

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    Peer Support Group
    by Cathy Goodwin - Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:08 AM

    Our 6th Form Peer Support received their training today from Mr Healy.  

    This helps equip them with the listening skills and how to respond to concerns pupils may raise with them.  

    Our Peer Support can be found in the VC Room (opposite library) during lunchtimes (or in C7 if the room is being used) and visit the Y7 classes weekly.  

    As well as leading Anti-Bullying week last week, their next role will be to train Bullying Ambassadors in lower school.


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    #antibullyingweek #sayno #bullyingmustgo
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:58 AM


    Here are our first-ever Bullying Ambassadors for Key Stage 3.  Chosen last week by their form classes during 'Anti Bullying Week' they will shortly be trained to prepare for their role as Bullying Ambassadors by our excellent 6th Form Peer Support Team.

    The School Policy on Anti-Bullying can be found here.



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    PC Dylan Pritchard led the lower school assembly on Cyber Bullying
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:53 AM

    Following on from Anti-Bullying Week, our School Community Police Officer, PC Dylan Pritchard, yesterday led our lower school assembly on Cyber-Bullying.  As with everything when it comes to bullying, the important first step is to tell someone what's happening.  Further information about how to be deal with cyber-bullying can be found here whilst the SchoolBeat website gives good advice about how to keep safe online.

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    Ysgol Friars - Year 5 & 6 Open Evening Nov 2015
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:11 AM

    Many thanks to all who came to the Year 5 & 6 Open Evening.

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    Ysgol Friars War Memorial
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:02 AM

    As the school prepares for its Remembrance Service, you can find more information here about former pupils and teachers who are commemorated in our war memorial for the Great War.

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    What Next survey
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 3:19 PM

    Iori and Kate would like all pupils at Friars to complete the 'What Next'  survey.  

    This survey has been launched by the Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, to find out what you want her to focus on during her time as Commissioner.  It's a great opportunity for you to tell her what matters to you.  Whatever your thoughts, she wants to hear from you.  The information gathered will feed into the Commissioner's three-year plan, meaning the answers you give could make a real difference to the lives of children and young people across Wales.

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    Associate Pupil Governors
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 3:04 PM

    Charif & Chelsea have been elected Associate Pupil Governors this year (2015-16)