A new chapter in a new location – a Welsh-medium primary school in a state of exciting growth, building on more than half a century of heritage. Croeso, to Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc.
This town, once a harbour for the world, is growing at a rate of knots. The Barry waterfront has been transformed from docks and water to bricks and mortar; hundreds of homes for thousands of people.
And at the heart of this growth is where you'll find us: a caring, close-knit, mam's-cardigan of a community Welsh-medium school, doubling in number to over 400 pupils during the course of the coming decade.
Our campus is brand new, our area is being regenerated, but our mission is as old as the sea and the sand itself: to share the joy of the Welsh language with generation after generation.
At Ysgol Sant Baruc, we believe you can. We believe that everyone matters. We believe in the strength of kindness and compassion. We believe in the power of communities pulling together. We believe Welsh is for all.
At our school, we value effort. We think that having a go is an outcome all by itself – one that deserves praise. The magic of trying is that, in turn, it strengthens belief.
At Ysgol Sant Baruc, we know that success comes from continued effort, practice and refinement. From the coastline we enjoy, to the town where we live – none of it appeared overnight.
It was all formed over time—a long, long time—by wave after wave after wave, or by one brick placed carefully on top of another.
Our two-storey, community-focussed campus building includes 14 classrooms, full nursery provision, and two main halls. Site-wide, high-speed WiFi is standard. Many of our facilities are available for hire to educational groups and to the wider community.
"Pursuing education has never been solely about the teaching of lessons, the marking of books and taking of registers. Education is about the person, and the whole community: their prospects, abilities, and contribution."
Meet the Headteacher