A Voluntary Aided ‘State Boarding School’ for girls, an establishment where the funding for education is provided through the Local Authority and boarding facilities can be purchased by parents. The school is very proud of its traditional values and high standards, that are maintained and achieved.
Boarding Fees inc for Sept 2006
Overseas Students inc EFL- £2895 Basic Boarder- £2475 . For boarding, contact the bursar at the above address. More boarding facts
St. Brigid's is a Voluntary Aided Day and Boarding School with a Christian Family atmosphere and traditional values. We cater for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11, girls only between 11 and 16 and both boys and girls in years 12 and 13. The school welcomes pupils of all denominations from throughout the world. St. Brigid's has Day, Weekly, and Full Boarding facilities (for Girls of 7 years of age and over only). See the Annual Report on our news letter page for academic results and the latest information.
Details of Fees available on application to the bursar.
Sixth Form: 50
Boarders 38 girls only
Age Range: 3-18 daypupils 7-18 boarders
Unique school Qualities
1. Education rooted in the Catholic tradition, with a deep commitment to Christian faith.
2. High expectations of every pupil giving every support to enable them to achieve their full potential.
3. Tradition of music, dance and drama.
4. Emphasis on varied extra-curricular activities, including CCf and after school clubs.
The School was established in 1939, by the Congregation of St Brigid, at the invitation of the then Bishop of Menevia, and set up in premises in the Town. In 1943, they moved to the present premises, and the school became St Brigid's Convent School, catering for children from the age of 4 to 18. Over the years, it became a very successful Boarding School, with over 90 boarders and became known as Brigidine Convent High School, until 1990, when due to a lack of Vocations, the Congregation were concerned over the future of the school.
Great efforts by several people were able to persuade a former parent to purchase the property, and lease it to a newly-formed Trust, which ran and developed the school once more as St Brigid's School. The co-educational Junior School was reintroduced, and the school grew as an Independent Boarding School.
In 1994, the school applied for Grant-Maintained Status, which was approved in 1996, since when the school has become the first Maintained Boarding School in Wales. With changes introduced in 1999, by the Schools Standard and Framework Act, the School became a Voluntary-Aided School supported by Denbighshire Local Education Authority. Education is free, with fees for weekly or full boarding facilities. Pupils may also board overnight.
Welcome to St Brigid's Primary department page. Here you will find information about our work, letters for parents, who we are and much more. Click on the links below to explore. Let us know if you have any ideas for other things to add to the page. Primary School opening times Nursery Key Stage 8.50amto 3.15 pm Key Stage 28.50.am to
Key Stage 3 Years 7-9 (Age 11-14) In years 7, 8 and 9 there are 2 forms and subjects are taught mainly in form groups with some setting. Girls in these year groups follow, National Curriculum Courses in Religious Education, Art, Design Technology (including resistant materials, food, textiles and information technology), Drama, Dance, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Sciences, Music, Physical Education, and Welsh (Second Language).
Year 9 Towards the end of Year 9, after consultation between staff, pupils and parents, girls make choices regarding their GCSE Courses which are in keeping with their interest and ability. Care is taken to ensure that career aspirations are protected whenever possible within budgetary constraints.
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 - 11 (age 14 -16 ) Girls take up to ten subjects at GCSE which are chosen in year 9. The curriculum in these years is directly related to GCSE Examinations, and girls can choose from a range of optional subjects in addition to the core. subjects of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Religious Education, Physical Education and Welsh.
The Sixth Form ( Year 12-13 ) In the Sixth Form students usually follow a two- year course studying four subjects to 'AS' Level, with three subjects in the second year to A2 Level. A course of lectures forms part of our Sixth Form Curriculum. The aim of this course is to encourage students to explore in a mature way some of the questions of life and to see in faith how we cope with them. Each student participates in an afternoon of physical pursuits with a programme of activities specifically designed for them. Year 12 Students are encouraged to participate in the very successful Young Enterprise Scheme.
Careers Education. A Personal and Social Education programme is followed by an year groups. Vocational education is an integral part of this programme with particular emphasis on careers education in Years 9, 10 & 11 and is also reinforced through a programme of work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.
Language Policy The School has a policy for developing pupils language, which recognises that success in school subjects is likely to be greater if pupils are encouraged to practise their language skills within an curriculum areas.
The School actively promotes the Welsh Language and culture in accordance with the National Curriculum, as wen as reflecting its position within the local community. The School is developing its participation in the Urdd Movement