ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Welcome to St. Brigid’s school. St. Brigid’s is a Voluntary-Aided, 3-19 school. The school is very proud of its traditional values and high standards that are achieved and maintained. At St. Brigid’s we promote the development of our young people as successful learners, confident and caring individuals, well rounded and responsible citizens who contribute to society. We are justifiably proud of the achievements of our pupils; not only our excellent academic results but also in the fields of arts, sports and community.
We pride ourselves as being a ‘family’ school, due to our size and ethos. As the oldest and one of only a few all-age schools in Wales, we are able to offer education from 3 to 19 continuously.
The School was established in 1939 by the Congregation of St. Brigid, a convent in Ireland, at the invitation of the Bishop of Menevia, and set up in premises on Park Street in Denbigh. In 1943, the Nuns moved the school to the present premises, an early-Victorian house, and the school became St. Brigid’s Convent School, catering for children from age 4 to 18, from all over Britain and Ireland.
In 1946, the Sisters were asked to provide a Catholic education with high academic and disciplinary standards for the daughters of Polish Officers, thus forming the basis of an international dimension of the school. Over the years, it became a very successful boarding school, and became known as the Brigidine Convent until 1990, when due to the lack of vocations, the Congregation were concerned about the future of the school. A former parent, Mr. William Spencer, purchased the property and leased it to a newly-formed Trust, under the patronage of the Bishop of Wrexham, which ran and developed the school, and it grew as a successful Independent Boarding School.
In 1996 the school became Grant Maintained; the first maintained boarding school in Wales. In 1999, the school became Voluntary-Aided, supported by Denbighshire local authority, which it remains to this day.