St Cyres School is a British co-educational Comprehensive school and Sixth form college located in the town of Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, 5.2 miles south west of the Welsh capital city, Cardiff. The school offers the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification, and its notable alumni, including international sportsmen and sportswomen.The school enrols 1100 pupils between the ages of eleven and eighteen, through years seven to thirteen. The thriving Sixth Form has around 250 students.Until June 2012, St Cyres School was split over two sites: the larger site at Penarth, and a smaller lower school (years 7 to 9) in the nearby village of Dinas Powys. The school has since been unified and moved into a new site, in the Penarth Learning Community.HeadmastersBrian Lightman - Former headmaster Brian Lightman led St Cyres School for many years, before embarking on a secondment - subsequently becoming General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.HistoryThe school has had three names in its short history: St Cyres Secondary Modern School, St Cyres Comprehensive School, and, now, St Cyres School.The school was established in 1958 and celebrated its 50th anniversary year during the Autumn term of 2008. Several special events took place marking the landmark anniversary.