The school is situated in the heart of the North Wales resort town of Llandudno. It is the only English medium high school to serve the town and its hinterland.
Road and rail links along the North Wales coast are excellent and in one hour or less you can be in Chester, Liverpool, Manchester airport, the Holyhead ferry port to Ireland or within the grandeur of the Snowdonia National Park and its mountains.
The school is named after the Victorian radical politician John Bright who came to the town for respite and whose young son was buried here. After almost one hundred years the school had outgrown its previous premises and in September 2004 the new school opened on a 25 acre site with excellent facilities. It was built as part of a PFI project and a facilities management company handles caretaking, cleaning and catering.
Ysgol John Bright has a very varied catchment area. There are nine designated primaries which range in size and type. We serve two of the most deprived wards and two of the most prosperous wards in the town. Indeed inspectors described us as a “truly comprehensive school”.
The roll is growing (currently 1247) and the school has been built to accommodate 1450 pupils.
During a “history detective day”, pupils from Ysgol John Bright had to research the history of Llandudno and Ysgol John Bright. After a visit to the Library in Llandudno and the school library the pupils published their findings on our school website.
You can read their articles below to find out more about the school, the man behind the school, and the surrounding area he loved so much.