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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    Years 8 & 9 Ceramic work with Pea Restall (Ceramic Artist) and Shirley Williams (from RWF Museum)
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:17 PM

    Dyma blwyddyn 8 & 9 yn gweithio hefo Pea Restall a Shirley Williams o’r amgueddfa RWF yn bysur yn ardduno eu gwaith ceramig. Bydd eu gwaith yn cael ei arddangos yn yr amgueddfa. 

    Here are year 8 & 9 working on glazing their ceramic work with Pea Restall, a ceramic artist and Shirley Williams from the RWF Museum – their work will now be displayed in the museum.


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    Phoenix Project
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:17 PM

    Ysgol Friars' pupils involved in the Phoenix project - an initiative run by the North Wales Fire and Rescue service to invest in young people, utilising their skills, experience and reputation for the benefit of the community of North Wales.

    Reducing fire deaths and injuries in the region is ...

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    Safer Internet Day 7th Feb 2017
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:16 PM

    Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'.

    Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

    As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million UK children and 2.5 million UK parents.

    Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk #SID2017 

    Visit the Friars eSafety page here.

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    French Bake off 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:12 PM

    Well done to all those who participated in the Bake off this week.


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    Eisteddfod 2016
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 16 December 2016, 4:01 PM


    Llongyfarchiadau mawr i dŷ DEINIOL am ennill Eisteddfod Ysgol Friars 2016 #camaubachcymraeg @siarteriaith @menteriaithbangor

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    Venue Cymru's Aladdin pantomine
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:26 AM

    An excellent time was had at Venue Cymru's Aladdin pantomine.  Rowan, Freya and Aidan won free tickets to the show in a raffle for pupils with excellent attendance.

    Amser gwych yn gwylio'r pantomeim, Aladdin, yn venue Cymru.  Ennillodd Rowan, Frey a Aidan tocynnau am ddim i'r sioe mewn raffl i'r disgyblion gyda presenoldeb gorau.

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    Sian and Andrew elected Student Ambassadors in Ysgol Friars for the Children's Commissioner for Wales
    by Cathy Goodwin - Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:23 AM

    Sian and Andrew were recently elected by the School Council to become the Student Ambassadors in Ysgol Friars for the Children's Commissioner for Wales.  This is a scheme which aims to promote young people’s rights and the UNCRC .  During the year they will be informing pupils about the Children’...

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