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We aim for all our pupils to leave our school as
EmpoweredVirtuousEmployable individuals

Welcome To The

Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School

Croeso/Welcome - 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school and website.

Archbishop McGrath Catholic High is a mixed 11 – 18 school serving the communities across the county of Bridgend. The Governors welcome applications pupils of all backgrounds - not only from Catholic families but also from all families who wish to share in the Christian atmosphere of the school.

We have approximately 830 pupils on roll, and we seek to foster a family spirit in which pupils, staff and parents can benefit from belonging to a supportive Christian community within a safe disciplined and caring learning environment.

We aim for excellence in all that we do, inspired by the Gospel values of love, truth, forgiveness and service. Our numbers enable us to know and care for our pupils as individuals. We aim to develop the full potential of each child through the provision of a high quality educational experience. As well as being a faith school, we are extremely proud of the contribution we make to supporting and nurturing our Welsh heritage and culture. Our pupils and staff also have an excellent record of supporting local, national and international charitable causes through our many annual fundraising events.

We are proud of our excellent academic results and of the achievement of pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Our GCSE, Vocational and A-level results are consistently among the best when compared to similar schools locally and nationally.

The school moved into a new building on the edge of Brackla in 2011 and benefits from all the advantages of modern classrooms and excellent facilities.

We offer a broad and challenging curriculum and a wide range of exciting extracurricular opportunities including sports and a variety of educational visits both within Wales, the UK and abroad. We plan on further increasing our out of hours provision in the near future.

We want to develop the links that exist between our pupils, parents and wider school community. In doing so, we can help ensure everyone benefits - most importantly - our pupils. We are all part of what we like to call #teamAMG.

To truly appreciate what the school has to offer, I would like to invite you to visit during the school day when I can assure you of a warm welcome.

D. Ashley Howells


How to get here

Contact Us

Oak Tree Way, Brackla, Bridgend, South Wales, CF35 2DN

01656 815500