Brynteg Comprehensive School (Welsh Ysgol Gyfun Brynteg) is a large secondary school / comprehensive school on Ewenny Road in the town of Bridgend, Wales. This school is one of six comprehensive schools that serve the town, but the school mainly receives pupils from the Brackla, Litchard and Town Centre areas.
Brynteg was created after the merger of Heol Gam Secondary Modern School and the Bridgend Grammar School
for Boys. The school site is divided in two, with the Lower School once being Heol Gam and the Upper School being the site of the original Bridgend Grammar School. The site was formed as the County School in 1935. In 1971 it became a comprehensive.
Brynteg is one of the largest schools in South Wales, with approximately 2000 students. The student body is divided into five year groups plus two sixth form years: Years 7 - 9 are generally classified as Lower School students, while Years 10 - 11 and the Sixth Form (Years 12 - 13) are regarded as Upper School students. This is respective of where the majority of the lessons are held and also where the assembly and form room venues are. The current headteacher is Dr. C. H. Davies.
The school is located on Ewenny Road
(B4265) close to the roundabout with the A48
, opposite the Heronsbridge School which shares some architectural qualities with the Upper School. Brynteg has two rugby pitches, a gravel hockey pitch, tennis courts and a large indoor sports hall. In recent years, the school saw the construction of a new Maths Block, Language Block and Science Block on a site between Lower and Upper School. More recently, the new Art Block was completed, adjacent to the sports hall in Lower School.
Brynteg has also been affiliated with its strong rugby alumni. Several Welsh players, including Gavin Henson and Robert Howley, have attended the school and played for the school team.
In regards to examination performance records, the school is also favourable academically with 75% of GSCE students achieving 5 A*-C grades in their examinations.
Brynteg is also a venue for theWelsh Baccaulaureate, a new qualification offered to Welsh students studying at A2 and AS Levels.
The school motto is in Welsh A vo pen bidd pont
which translates as "To be a leader, be a bridge".
The school has connections with partner schools in France
Bridgend Grammar School for Girls
Bridgend Grammar School for Boys