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Pontypridd High School

Pontypridd High School
Motto Ymdrech A Lwydda
(Success through Effort)
Location

Albion Campus
Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
Glamorgan
CF37 4SF
Wales Wales Coordinates: 51°37′27″N 3°19′18″W / 51.6243°N 3.3216°W / 51.6243; -3.3216

Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11+
Former name Coedylan Comprehensive School / Pontypridd County Grammar School
Website

Pontypridd High School (Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd Pontypridd) (formerly known as Coedylan Comprehensive) is an English-medium comprehensive school in the village of Cilfynydd near Pontypridd, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.[1]

Admissions

It is for ages 11-18. It is on the A470.

History

Grammar school

It was known as Pontypridd County Grammar School, a boys' grammar school, which had been established in 1895.

Comprehensive

When becoming comprehensive, it was known as Coedylan Comprehensive School.

Notable former pupils

Pontypridd County Grammar School

  • Prof Michael Bevan, Professor of Immunology since 1990 at the University of Washington, Seattle
  • Air Marshal Sir No. 11 Group RAF from 1970-2, and Controller from 1974-7 of National Air Traffic Services (NATS)
  • Rt Rev Anthony Crockett, Bishop of Bangor from 2004-8
  • Glyn Davies CBE, Director of Education for Montgomeryshire from 1943-58, and from 1958-70 for Denbighshire
  • Glyn Davies (rugby player)
  • Kenneth Davies CMG OBE, geologist
  • Sir Trevor Evans CBE, journalist
  • Donald Hicks OBE, Director-General from 1962-7 of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association
  • Bert Isaac, painter
  • Maldwyn James, rugby player
  • Brynmor John, Labour MP from 1970-88 for Pontypridd
  • Dr Cen Jones, expert on tropical diseases, diagnosing the Ebola virus
  • Sir David Jones, High Court judge
  • Geraint Jones CBE, broadcaster, Chief Executive from 1989-94 of S4C, Controller from 1981-5 of BBC Wales
  • Dr David Kelly CMG, biological weapons expert
  • Prof Gwynne Lewis, Professor of History from 1984-97 at the University of Warwick
  • Prof Shaughn O'Brien, Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1989 at Keele University Medical School, and founding Editor of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Vice President of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2004 -2007
  • Dr Gareth Owen CBE, Vice-Chancellor from 1985-7 of the University of Wales, and Principal from 1979-89 of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Gareth Payne, rugby player
  • John Prosser, (controversial) judge
  • Alun Richards, author
  • Tudor Rickards
  • Alun Williams, radio presenter
  • Gareth Wood, composer

Coedylan Comprehensive School

References

External links

  • Pontypridd High School
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