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Secondary Schools

Other Schools

Ogmore Higher Elementary School was built in 1910 at a cost of £8,000 and could accommodate 250 pupils. In 1922 the name was changed to Ogmore Secondary School and again in 1948 to Ogmore Grammar School. In 1972 on the introduction of the Comprehensive system in the UK, the school was run on a split site, with the old Grammar school run as the “Ogmore Comprehensive Upper School” and Nantymoel Park School becoming the “Ogmore Comprehensive Lower School”. In 1979 the old Grammar School became the “Ogmore Comprehensive Lower School”. The old Nantymoel Park School became Nantymoel Primary School. The old Grammar School Site closed in 1985 and was demolished in 1995. The site is now used for housing. Nantymoel Park School is still used (2020) as Nantymoel Primary School

 

 Name School From To Comments
J. Davies Brown M.A.Higher Elementary School14th Sep 19103rd Sep 1919The new school cost £8,000 and could accommodate 250 pupils.
First teachers: Lillian Armitage B.A., Lilian M. Davies B.A., Thomas Jacob Jones B.A., Thomas Samuel B.Sc., Miss E.M. Williams
Mr T. SamuelHigher Elementary School4th Sep 19198th Sep 1919Mr J. Davies-Brown successful in his application to Birmingham Education Authority
Mr Charles Davies B.Sc.Higher Elementary School9th Sep 191918th Sep 1919Moved over from Fronwen as Senior Master
Thomas Jacob Jones, M.A., M.C.Higher Elementary School19th Sep 191920th Oct 1919Thomas Jacob Jones temporarily in charge as Senior Master
pending appointment of new Head
Thomas Jacob Jones, M.A., M.C.Higher Elementary School21st Oct 191901st Jan 1921Thomas Jacob Jones officially appointed new Haed. He is invested with Military Cross at Buckingham Palace on 31 Mar 1920.
Thomas Jacob Jones, M.A., M.C.Ogmore Secondary School01st Jan 192130th Apr 1948
Austen M. LewisOgmore Secondary School30th Apr 194801st Sep 1948
Austen
M. Lewis
Ogmore
Grammar School
01-Sep-48195408 Jul 1949, War Memorial & Roll of Honour unveiled.
R.
Protheroe
Ogmore Grammar School19541954
Ezra PlummerOgmore Grammar School19541961
W. J. PriceOgmore Grammar School196119721972 saw the introduction of Comprehensive Education at
Secondary level. Ogmore Grammar School became the Upper Comprehensive and Nantymoel Park School the Lower Comprehensive, until the new School was built at Brynmenyn.
W. J. PriceOgmore Comprehensive (Upper) School19721977On 31st Mar 1977 the new Comprehensive School at Spout Hill,
Brynmenyn was officially opened and became the ogmore Comprehensive Upper School.
W. J. PriceOgmore Comprehensive (Upper) School1977Jul-79In 1982, all pupils in the Lower Comprehensive moved to the old Grammar School site in Fairy Glen, whilst the Upper Comprehensive moved to the new school in Bryncethin.
P. ManleyOgmore Comprehensive (Lower) School and (Upper) School01-Sep-7901-Feb-92After 1985 both upper and Lower schools were re-united in the
new school site at Bryncethin.
Brian
Davies
Ogmore
Comprehensive School
16-Oct-9131-Aug-92Acting Head 16 Oct 1991 to 31 Aug 1992
Mrs
Sandra F. Davies M.B.E.
Ogmore Comprehensive School01-Sep-9231-Aug-03
Nicholas OatenOgmore Comprehensive School01-Sep-0319-Apr-09Left to join King Henry VIII Comprehensive School in Abergavenny due to uncertainty in regards to potential merger with Ynysawdre School
Sue HalliwellOgmore Comprehensive School20-Apr-0901-Nov-09Acting Head – Sue left at half term to take up a post at Estyn
Gwyn P. DaviesOgmore Comprehensive School02-Nov-09Jul-11Acting Head
Andrew WarrenValleys Gateway School (as named by BCBC until new build
complete).
Apr-10Sep-11Head Designate
Andrew WarrenColeg Cymunedol y DderwenSep-11

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