Secondary Education


Children will usually transfer to Secondary school at the age of 11.


All Vale schools receive funding from the Local Authority.  All schools follow the National Curriculum, and are regularly inspected by ESTYN.  Schools are defined as follows:

  • Community schools - run by the Local Authority.
  • Foundation schools - managed by their own governing body which employs the staff and sets the admission criteria.
  • Voluntary-Aided schools - mainly religious or faith-based schools, managed by their own governing body.
  • Voluntary Controlled schools - similar to voluntary-aided schools but are run by the Local Authority.
  • Special Needs - community special needs schools cater for children with special educational needs.

Secondary Schools

Barry Comprehensive School
Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School
Cowbridge Comprehensive School
Llantwit Major Comprehensive School
Stanwell Comprehensive School
St Cyres Comprehensive School
St Richard Gwyn RC Comprehensive School
Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg