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Our School

Our School

St. Cyres School is an 11-18 mixed, English medium, non-denominational Comprehensive School. The school houses some 1250 pupils in Years 7-13 on the outskirts of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

St Cyres School is at a very exciting stage as we continue to focus on ensuring we deliver high-quality learning which is engaging and enjoyable for all our students. We have outstanding facilities having moved to a brand new building in 2014, combined with dedicated and hard working staff who ensure that pupils both enjoy and succeed at school.  We continue to achieve excellent GCSE and A Level results. Many students choose to return into our Sixth Form and we have a proud track record of success in supporting students to progress on to excellent universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

We are a school that continues to innovate to create a curriculum that is engaging, interactive, creative and media-rich.  Since moving into our new building in 2014, we have been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School through our use of iPads for every pupil.  The Apple Distinguished Schools programme recognises school which are centres of leadership and educational excellence ‚Äčthat demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology, and these schools are amongst some of the most innova­tive schools in the world.‚Äč  St Cyres is proud that we were the first, and remain the only Apple Distinguished School in Wales!

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 Heads of Year, assisted by a team of support staff and a team of Learning Coaches.

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 expectations 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.
  • Innovative teaching and learning, including our use of iPads.

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.  We place great emphasis on excellent 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 pupils and all staff at all times.

Our school motto is:

Strive Together, Challenge Yourself Realise Everyone can Succeed

We will ensure that, through close partnership working with parents and through our commitment to working with our pupils, we will all work together for our young people to achieve their very best at St Cyres School.

I hope that you find all of the information on this website useful and informative.  If you have any further questions about the school, or wish to visit to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr P Lewis


St Cyres School, Sully Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XP

02920 708708