The school is a popular co-educational secondary school situated in the market town
of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. The school is able to trace its roots back to 1608
and has a reputation for excellence. About 1200 students between the ages of 11 and 16 study at the school for their GCSE and vocational qualifications, with more than 300 students in the Sixth Form studying for BTEC Level 3, AS and A2 Level examinations and the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. In addition to this first class formal education, the school offers a rich extra-curricular programme which includes opportunities to participate in sport, the creative and performing arts and to
experience outdoor learning, both at home and abroad. The Art Department is a highly successful department that offers GCSE Art and Design, A Level Fine Art and A Level Photography. Many of the students that study within the department choose to pursue the Arts to foundation and degree level.