Cowbridge Comprehensive named The Sunday Times Welsh State School of the Year
Cowbridge Comprehensive School has won the first Sunday Times Welsh State Secondary School of the Year award after topping the newspaper’s league table for the Country.
It was found to be the best performing school of its type in Wales based on recent exam results.
That guide places the Vale of Glamorgan secondary school ahead of second-place Radyr Comprehensive School of Cardiff and Carmarthen’s Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin, which came third.
Cowbridge’s table-topping status represents a three-rung climb from their fourth-place ranking last year.
The news comes after the school saw 60.4 per cent of A Level students receive A* to B grades and 42 per cent of GCSE pupils emerge with A* grades.
“This award is richly-deserved recognition for Cowbridge Comprehensive School after hugely impressive results in both GSCE and A Level examinations. To be crowned The Sunday Times Welsh State Secondary School of the Year is no mean feat and something everyone at Cowbridge comp should be rightly proud of. The honour is testament to the hard work put in by staff and pupils and I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to the entire school community on this fantastic achievement.” - Cllr Bob Penrose, Cabinet member for Learning and Culture