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Ysgol Maesteg School
is a comprehensive school
A comprehensive school is a state school that does not select its intake on the basis of academic achievement or aptitude. This is in contrast to the selective school system, where admission is restricted on the basis of a selection criteria. The term is commonly used in relation to the United...
situated in the town of Maesteg
Maesteg is a town and community in Bridgend County Borough, Wales. Maesteg lies at the northernmost end of the Llynfi Valley, close to the border with Neath Port Talbot. In 2001, Maesteg had a population of 17,859, but it is now at an estimate of 20,000....
in the South Wales Valleys
The South Wales Valleys are a number of industrialised valleys in South Wales, stretching from eastern Carmarthenshire in the west to western Monmouthshire in the east and from the Heads of the Valleys in the north to the lower-lying, pastoral country of the Vale of Glamorgan and the coastal plain...
of south-eastern Wales
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It has a population of three million, and a total area of 20,779 km²...
. It is also known as just Maesteg School.
(Welsh: Ysgol Maesteg
). As from February 2008 the school's official name was changed from Maesteg Comprehensive School
to Ysgol Maesteg School
. The shorter name was brought in by current head teacher Ms. Ann Carhart shortly prior to the school's move from it's old location.
The school is an ultra-modern complex worth over £17,000,000.
The school's old site was taken over by the newly established Welsh medium school, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd is the borough of Bridgend's first and only Welsh medium secondary school. The school opened its doors on the 3 September 2008 on the site of the former Maesteg Comprehensive Upper School in Llangynwyd....
, on 3 September 2008.
The school made national headlines in 2010 after a school girl allegedly died due to stress put on from bullying at the school.
|| Ms. Ann Carhart
| Dep. Headteacher,
||Mrs. Marion Jarvis
||Mr. Mark Ford
| Head of Maths,
|| Mr. John Carruthers
| Head Of English (and Media),
|| Ms. Janet Ellias
| Head of Science,
|| Mr. Cook
|Head of Modern Languages (French & Spanish),
||Mrs. Tania Hill
|Head of ICT & Business
|Head of Physical Education
||Mr. Peter Heatley
|Head of Creative Arts (Drama, Music, Art & Photography)
|Head of Design Technology
||Mr. Michael Griffiths
|Leader Of Learning, History Department.
||Mr. Stuart Hogg
||Leader of Learning, Geography Department.
||Mr. Nick Roe
School Timetable Template: 2008/2009
|Registration and Assemblies.
| Lesson One
| Lesson Two
||12.15 - 1.14
- Plasnewydd Primary School
- Blaencaerau Primary School (No longer exists, Look for Caerau Primary School)
- Garth Primary School
- Cwmfelin Primary School
- Nantyfyllon Primary School
- Llangynwyd Primary School
Notable former pupils
Siân Lloyd is a Welsh television presenter, best known as a ITV Weather presenter.-Biography:Lloyd was born in Maesteg, Bridgend, Wales, the daughter of two teachers. She attended Ystalyfera Bilingual School and performed at the Eisteddfod where she won the Crown...
, Weather presenter.