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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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    Safer Internet Day 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 12:24 PM
     

    Safer Internet Day 2016

    Play your part for a better Internet

    Ysgol Friars is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.

    Safer Internet Day 2016 is on Tuesday 9th February, with the theme "Play your part for a better Internet", offering the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping create a better internet.

    For more information visit our Safer Internet page.

     
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    Valentines Disco Wed 10th February 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:20 PM
     

    Valentines Disco Wed 10th February 2016

     
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    School Council Newsletter - Feb 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:54 AM
     

    Download the Ysgol Friars' School Council Newsletter  here  to find out what’s happening in the school as well as what’s being changed!

    What we’re working on this year

    School toilets (action plan);

     Reducing litter on school site;

     Starting the new school reward system;

     Purchasing ...

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    Catrin - Youth Commonwealth Games Weightlifting champion
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 11 January 2016, 2:44 PM
     

     

    Well done to Catrin who got the Gold medal for weightlifting in the Youth Commonwealth games held in Samoa in September.

    A special ceremony was held at the school on Thursday 7th January to celebrate her remarkable achievement.

    The medal was presented by Mr Foden with proud parents and coaches present.

     

     

     
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    Visit from Sir Dave Brailsford
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 11 December 2015, 11:36 AM
     

     

    Year 11 and some yr10 pupils received a visit from Sir Dave Brailsford on Monday 30th November 2015.

      

    The geography department has introduced a programme to help GCSE pupils build resilience when sitting the exam to ensure they attain the highest grade they are capable of. The idea came ...

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    Motte and "Bakey" castles
    by Cathy Goodwin - Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:16 AM
     

    History lessons last week were nearly like a Bake Off with these fantastic motte and bailey castles from pupils in 7N. The whole class in fact produced excellent castles made of cardboard, lego, paper mache, clay and many other materials.  Well done everyone

     

     
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    Eco Manifesto
    by Cathy Goodwin - Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 11:11 AM
     

    Many thanks to Kate Williams and Kate Sanderson for producing the Eco Manifesto below and for the work that the Eco Warriors have been doing to encourage re-cycling in the school. 

    Eco-Warriors club - Friday Lunchtimes in G2 with Miss Summerfield