Ysgol Bro Gwaun is an 11 – 19, predominately English medium, mixed, Comprehensive Secondary School, with significant use of Welsh, which offers subject through the medium of English and Welsh, set on a beautiful site overlooking Fishguard Harbour, against the backdrop of the Preseli Hills. At present, there are 512 pupils on roll including the Sixth Form.
The School’s catchment area is extensive, comprising the twin towns of Fishguard and Goodwick, the Gwaun Valley, and a large rural area, mainly concentrated along the A487 road from Newport in the North-east to Mathry in the West, and South along the A40 road to Wolfscastle and East to Puncheston; pupils also come to us from outside the catchment area.
Pupils are from a broad social and cultural spectrum, which gives the School a vibrant atmosphere. The area has a complex linguistic mix – the Welsh heartland in the Preseli Hills, Newport, Strumble and especially the Gwaun Valley, has retained much of its Welsh culture and language. Fishguard Bay has for centuries been an entry point to Britain for the Southern Irish and many Irish families have put down firm roots in the locality, giving the area a unique mixture of cultures.