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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    Rollover Day
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:13 PM

    Yesterday our new Year 7 cohort had a taste of what it’s like at Ysgol Friars.  Our current Year 7 and 9 guides were
     available to help and support through the day.  We look forward to welcoming you all on 5th September.



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    DEWIS Workshop
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 27 June 2016, 9:21 AM


    Year 9 pupils recently took part in DEWIS workshops.  There were sessions organised by our Schools Community Officer, PC Dylan Pritchard, Gisda, Citizens Advice Bureau, Women’s Aid, British Red Cross, Food Standards Agency, and the Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service.  The workshops were about minimising the risk of harm to individuals and communities within Gwynedd by preventing related issues such as homelessness, crime, misuse of substances and poor health and general wellbeing.   



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    Year 7-9 Trip to Ironbridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 27 June 2016, 9:14 AM

    The History Department took 40 pupils (Years 7-9) on a trip to Ironbridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town last week.  Pupils were given the opportunity to experience the Victorian way of life and got to see the Ironbridge itself, the world's first cast iron bridge and symbol of the Industrial Revolution.



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    Quiz on Thursday July 7th in the Canteen, 7pm. Come along and join in some quizzing fun!
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:12 AM

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    Proposal to change the School day
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 17 June 2016, 3:34 PM

    The governors wish to consult parents and staff on a proposal from students and staff to make a small change to the timings of the school day from September 2016. The proposal is that breaktime be lengthened by 5 minutes and lunchtime shortened by 5 minutes. There would be no change to the start and end times of the school day or to the time students spend in lessons. This change would allow more time at breaktime to eat, drink and use the toilets.

    Parents and staff are invited to a meeting in the school hall at 5:45pm 4th July, 2016 to discuss this proposal.


    See letter attached

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    Positive Parents Forum on Wed 15th Jun at 6pm
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:03 AM

    Ysgol Friars welcomes all Parents to attend the next Positive Parents' Forum on Wed 15th Jun 2016 at 6pm in the canteen.

    Agenda Items:

    1. Support for pupils with Additional Learning Needs;
    2. School Complaints Procedure;
    3. Parent Evenings;
    4. Lesson/activities at end of term.

    If you would like to attend please complete the slip on the letter and return to the school or email ParentsForum@friars.gwynedd.sch.uk.

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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.