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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    Uganda 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 3:03 PM

    Ysgol Friars Community project needs your help.

    Please support the Sponsored FUN RUN - Lesson 6 on Friday 17th June

    Prizes for the pupil from Year 7, 8 & 9 who runs the furthest.

    Prizes for the pupil that raises the most.

    Free T-shirt for all pupils that raise over £25 before 10th June.

    See Mr. Healy in C7 for a sponsor form

    Click the picture below to find out more about how the money raised will be used.

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    Pupils of the Term
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 20 May 2016, 3:16 PM



    Well done to the following who were chosen as Pupils of the term and awarded a £5 book voucher each.

    Thomas Dorrington 7A

    Esme Sethi 7E

    Cerys Mercado 7D

    Abby Ward 7B

    Elle McDowall 8U

    Amber Lucas 8B

    Molly Wright 9D

    Orestas Norkus 9A

    Shruti Kumar 9D

    Angel Taylor- Wilson 10M



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    French Cake Competition
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 13 May 2016, 2:57 PM

    8DUAM set 2 cake competition.

    8 cakes were baked and the winner is:

    Elin 8U

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    Health & Social Care Trip to Nuffield Grosvenor Private Hospital
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 13 May 2016, 2:48 PM

    Mrs Regan took her Yr 10 & Yr 12 Health & Social Care pupils to Nuffield Grosvenor Private Hospital in Chester.


    The pupils took part in a


    • Q&A sessions with the Matron, lead nurse, business manager & health physiologist
    • Practical Pilates session with the physio (this was to emphasise the importance of physical activity in recovery post operation)
    • Blood pressure checks with the Health Physiologists  (pupils gained knowledge from the health physiologists  on “prevention rather than cure”)
    • Gym Session


    An enjoyable day was had by all.



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    A level revision day - 14th May Bangor University
    by Richard Rooke - Friday, 13 May 2016, 11:49 AM

    Information for the students attending the following event :-

    Subject: A level revision day - 14th May Bangor University

     A level revision day on the 14th of May. 

     Please attend the George Building on the Normal Site for 9am. Lunch will be provided, but please do bring any drinks or refreshments that you may like throughout the day. Please bring your £10 fee in cash.

    You do not need to bring gym kit with you as the day will focus mainly on content of the exam. 

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    Eryri Athletics
    by Cathy Goodwin - Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:34 PM

    Well done to all our athletes who represented Arfon in the Eryri Athletics this week. 

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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.