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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    Bangor Parent Information Evening
    by Richard Rooke - Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:51 PM

    Ysgol Friars will be hosting a University of Oxford Information Evening for the parents/guardians of high-achieving Year 11 and Year 12 students in the Main Hall from 6-30 – 7.30 p.m. on Monday 8th June.

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    Gold Crest Award Winners
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:12 AM

    The following Students received GOLD Crest Science Awards as a result of their work with the EESW Engineering Challenge held in March. These are the highest post - 16 awards given by the British Science Association Program.


    Shannon Williams, Ellie Bridges , Maggie Wieteska,  Amy Bancroft, Elanor Price, Amima Sultan, John Spill, Connor Williams, Steffan Evans and, unfortunately not pictured, -  Megan Buckley


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    Bangor University - Talent Opportunities Programme
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 1:19 PM

    Bangor University visited a group of Year 9 students on Friday to introduce them to their Talent Opportunities Programme.  Now in its 17th year of operation, the programme seeks to raise the aspirations of school pupils across North Wales as well as raising their awareness of Higher Education and...

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    Mental Health Matters
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:27 AM

    CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) last week delivered their Mental Health Matters workshop to all of Year 9.  Its main aim is to promote a simple message to young people: "don't feel invisible, find your voice and talk to someone".

    It aims to increase pupils understanding and provide clear information about mental health and well-being, risk and resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental health. 




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    Clywed Certified 2015
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:41 PM

    Clywed, a group of young people who go around different places in Gwynedd to see if children and young people are welcomed and respected, visited us before Easter.  They looked at how happy children and young people are with the school, and how much they are listened to. Clywed were pleased with the school and we once again have been awarded the Clywed certificate.




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    Year 12 Success at the Big Bang
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:50 AM

    Two of our sixth form teams were very successful at the EESW Big Bang Engineering Challenge held on Wednesday in Llandudno. 23 teams from secondary schools from all over North Wales took part. There were 7 National Awards. Ysgol Friars took 3 of them.


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