Educating the whole person from Nursery to A-Levels
Education involves more than teaching knowledge and skills. We believe education to involve the formation of the whole person to be the best they can possibly be by providing a strong academic and community based education in the light of Gospel values.
The school is adjoined to the church complex of Our Lady & St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Monica Street, Maesteg. It has been providing Catholic Education to the Llynfi Valley since 1875 when the original school, located on Ewenny Road, was built. The current school building opened in 1909 and houses in excess of 230 pupils aged 3-10 years. The school is immensely proud of its reputation for its concern for the whole individual and its increasing academic standards. It is currently rated as green in schools categorisation system.
Headteacher: Mrs Jacqui Phillips
St. Robert’s School was built on its current site in 1927, although, the church has had a school in the area since 1879. It became a primary school in 1964 when Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive School was opened. It serves a wide catchment area that includes the Ogmore and Garw Valleys.
In early 1992 two demountable classrooms and extra toilets were added to the site to provide much needed infant areas for the schools growing numbers. The school has had a new multi-purpose hall and all buildings are covered by security lighting and alarms. Lots of development has taken place on the school grounds to establish an outside learning classroom, this has provided an excellent environment for many lessons and school activities.
The school is currently green rated on the schools categorisation system.
Headteacher: Mrs C. Beveridge
Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School is located in a modern, purpose-built facility that opened in 2011 in Brackla, Bridgend. Although the school has been providing Catholic Secondary Education (ages 11-18) since the 1960s. The school serves the Roman Catholic Deanery of Bridgend, which incorporates out parishes.
The school believes the education of our young people is an important building block of the society in which we live and an indication of the vision for that society to which we aspire. The ethos of the school is not something extrinsic to the various aspects of school life. Rather, its concrete expression in liturgical prayer, assemblies and teaching of religious education is fundamental to our school, giving true and lasting value.
In 2015, 66.7% of pupils gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English/Welsh and Maths.
Headteacher: Mrs Angela Keller