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Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School is a co-educational secondary school which offers a comprehensive education to students from the ages of 11-18.
The school is funded by Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, but its management, including finance, is controlled by the Governing Body.
In September 2014 there will be approximately 1080 on roll, with a projected intake of 208 new students in Year 7. In the last academic year, 169 students applied to Bryn Celynnog and all applications were successful. The actual admissions limit is 240.
When students enter Bryn Celynnog, we use data from the primary schools and our own screening tests to determine whether individuals would be best placed in the accelerated learning groups, the small special needs group or mixed ability groups. We set individual targets for all students.
The school has an academic organisation based on eight faculties. These faculties are English, Maths/ICT, Science, Humanities, Languages, Creative Arts, Technology and Physical Education. Each faculty may determine whether to group students by ability or whether to teach in mixed ability groups.
We have a well qualified and experienced teaching staff, who work extremely hard to ensure that students have every opportunity to achieve highly. Staff also give up a huge amount of time to broaden and enrich the taught curriculum by offering a range of extra-curricular clubs and activities.
The school buildings are cared for by the Business Manager and a team of caretakers and cleaning staff.