Information sessions to be held ahead of admissions deadline for new Barry schools


Parents of children in school years 7 to 9 across Barry have been invited to information sessions ahead of the deadline to apply for places at the two new secondary schools in the town. 


  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:29 AM | Vale of Glamorgan and Barry

Barry Comprehensive School and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School will both close in July 2018 and will be replaced by two new mixed-sex secondary schools from September 2018.


Ahead of this, parents of pupils currently below year 10 in Barry and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive Schools must apply for a place at one of the two new mixed sex schools. 

Dr Browne at work in the Civic Offices

"This is a really exciting time for education in Barry and the first pupils to seethe benefit of mixed schooling will be those currently in years 7 to 9.


"Parents in Barry now have greater choice than ever when considering which school they would like their children to attend.


"There are a whole range of factors which may influence their decision and so we are holding sessions at each site where parents can come along, ask questions, and hopefully leave able to make the best choice for their child.” - Dr Vince Browne, Executive Headteacher.




The sessions are being held at Cadoxton Primary School and Romilly Primary School on 25 and 26 September. All parents will receive an invite through their child’s current school.


The admissions process for the two new schools started on 15 September 2017 and parents have until 20 October to make their application online.


Each of the new mixed sex schools will have its own catchment area and applicants living within this will be given priority in the event of oversubscription for either school.


All parents will need to ensure they complete an application in order for their child to secure a place at their local school.


More information about the admissions process and the transformation of secondary schooling in Barry can be found at