Barry Comprehensive School is a secondary school for boys aged 11–19, situated opposite Highlight Park in the town of Barry, in Wales. Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School is the partner girls' school that also provides a mixed sixth form for both schools.HistoryThere is no real history to the school, click off please.In 1993, Barry Sixth Form, a joint sixth form with Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School was created. In 1998, the school dropped the word 'Boys' from its name and thus adopted its current name. Since 2000, the school has been consolidated on one site, following an extensive development and expansion on the original grounds.Former Headteacher, David Swallow, received an OBE, in June 2003, from the Queen for his work in education.Barry Comprehensive suffered damage to kitchen and dining areas and some classrooms during a fire caused by an arson attack on 4 August 2006. The attack took place during the school holiday period and the school was able to re-open for pupils at the beginning of the next term. The attack was believed to be caused by students of the school.Academic standardsEstyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, has given this school a Grade 1 overall assessment, the highest available. They described it as "a good school with a significant number of outstanding features that is going from strength to strength under the leadership of its head, David Swallow". Outstanding features of the school include the relationships between teachers and pupils and the quality of care, support and guidance students receive. Children make outstanding progress in their moral and social development in a school that is an orderly and respectful community. Standards of behaviour are very good.