Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

to a Comprehensive System

old school

Over a period of time you will find here a series of articles about the long period of difficult negotiations that took place in Aberdare, and County Hall Cardiff, to move Aberdare from a selective system to a comprehensive system of secondary education. The change came in September 1978, when the school was one of the last in Wales to make the transition.


Plans for Change: a talk by the Chairman of Governors, 1960

Headmaster Noël Thomas argues for the three-year phase-in period for comprehensive education, 1979