School Information

St. Cyres School is an 11-18 mixed, English medium, non-denominational Comprehensive School. The school houses some 1100 pupils in Years 7-13 on the outskirts of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Choosing a secondary school is one of the most important steps you take for your child’s education. Our website should give you a clear idea of what we believe in and what we expect of pupils here at St Cyres School.

Your son or daughter has the opportunity to join us at a truly exciting time as we continue to focus on ensuring we deliver high-quality learning which is engaging and enjoyable for all our students. We continue to achieve record-breaking GCSE results. Nearly all students choose to return into the Sixth Form and we have a proud track record of success in supporting students to progress on to excellent universities, including Cambridge.

The school attaches great importance to the effective guidance and pastoral support of all pupils. The progress and welfare of each year group is overseen by a Director of Pupil Progress, assisted by a team of support staff and a team of Learning Coaches. All pupils are interviewed individually by Learning Coaches every term.

Each year group has a Year Council which enables and encourages pupils to play an important part in the development of the school and the School Council which is also very active.

Many factors play a critical part in our success including:

  • The high expectation of all staff and governor.
  • Close monitoring of individual children’s progress.
  • Talented, committed and hardworking staff.
  • The wholehearted support received from parents and the wider community.

Our students are here to learn and we will set them challenging expectations throughout their time with us. We are proud of our success and will ensure we do all we can to recognise and celebrate individual student achievements.

I hope that you share our views and values and that you see our school as a place where your child will be happy, safe and successful. We place great emphasis on excellent discipline and behaviour and so it will not be a surprise to hear that we expect all our students to respect the rules that include: allowing others to learn, wearing their uniform with pride, being punctual and maintaining an excellent attendance record, and having respect for the other students and all staff at all times.

Our school motto is Strive Together, Challenge Yourself Realise Everyone can Succeed. We will ensure that parents are kept fully informed of our students’ progress and achievement in order to facilitate that crucial partnership.

I look forward to welcoming you to St Cyres School in the near future

Mr P Lewis

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Central South Consortium: A Guide for Parents

Reading and Numeracy Tests in St Cyres School

All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will sit literacy and numeracy tests this May. The dates of the tests are Thursday 5 May, Friday 6 May and Monday 9 May. Your child’s teachers have been teaching the skills for these tests and familiarising your child with the test format. Your child will be informed of the day each test will be taken. Parents will receive the test results in the summer term with your child’s report.

For further information please click here for the Welsh Government guide which provides parents/carers with information explaining what the tests involve and how the results will be reported.

Should you have any concerns about your child’s literacy and, or numeracy skills development then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s English and, or Maths teacher.

A New Curriculum in Wales

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CAVMS Enrolment

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St Cyres School Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) 2021-22

Click Here for details of how the school is using the Pupil Development Grant.

St Cyres School Professional Learning Grant 2019/20

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School Uniform

We at St Cyres are delighted to unveil our new school uniform which can be viewed by clicking Here

School Day Timetable September 2020


























Post 16

A wide range of options is available to post 16 students. These include A and AS Level subjects as well as some GCSE retakes. All students in Year 12 are given the opportunity of a period of work experience and follow courses leading to Key Skills qualifications.

Sixth Formers help younger pupils with special needs and undertake a significant amount of voluntary work in the local community. A Head Boy and Girl and other senior students are appointed to posts of responsibility annually by an application and interview process.

The Sixth Form benefits from a number of special privileges and responsibilities. These include the use of a designated common room and private study facilities. The Sixth Form play a very active part in the life of the school through their Sixth Form Council which organises social activities and charity events and manages the common

Extra Curricular Activities

The school has developed a fine record of success for academic, sporting and other achievements together with a strong reputation for providing a caring, secure and happy working environment.

The extensive range of extra-curricular activities plays a significant role in promoting the pupils’ personal and social development. This includes an impressive record of fund-raising events for charities, overseen by a Charity Committee containing representatives from all year groups. The school is also involved in exciting links with schools overseas.