Bedwas High School, Newport Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8BJ

02920 859800

Bedwas High School

Caring and Achieving

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Headteacher's Welcome

A warm welcome to Bedwas High School.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in Bedwas High School. I trust that you will find the information on our website informative and that you are able to gain a real sense of what makes our school special and how we strive to keep our core values at the heart of all we do. We are committed to providing an outstanding education and we are passionate about the potential of every student and every member of staff. The Governors and a strong, highly committed staff team have very high expectations and work hard to provide the best opportunities for our young people; this translates into positive outcomes for our students as reflected by different performance indicators.

We stand by our tradition of ‘caring and achieving’ with the aim that each individual young person has every opportunity to develop the skills, competencies and personal qualities to help them make the most of their lives and to contribute to their society. In return, our school aims to provide high-quality educational experiences, not only academically but to support their social, moral and spiritual development equally. Our school campus is a happy, stimulating and safe environment and we are extremely proud of our students' involvement in a whole range of activities including sport, performing arts, languages, science, technology, community and charitable work.

Our Sixth Form offers a wide range of subjects as well as extra-curricular opportunities, careers information, education and guidance, academic and pastoral support which prepare students comprehensively for their next stage in learning. We support all of our students, including Oxbridge candidates, Russell Group university candidates and applicants for highly regarded apprenticeships, in ensuring they successfully meet the criteria for the next stage in their academic careers.

We are always keen to meet with people and invite comments about our work. It is very pleasing that the common conclusions are that we are a very caring school that strives to ensure that all students have the skills and support to pursue an enjoyable and successful adult life. The quality of our relationships with pupils and their parents/carers is important to us and I look forward to welcoming you as part of our community. All of this reflects the fact that children enjoy their time at Bedwas High School.

I feel exceptionally proud to be the Headteacher of Bedwas High School. We believe that you will be impressed by the experiences we can offer your child, and I would urge you to visit us at Bedwas High to find out more.

Stephen Diehl

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To view our Governing Body Report to Parents please download the attachment below or on the Governing Body Report to Parents page.

A paper copy is available from the school on request.

BHS Governing Body Report to Parents 2023

In July 2024 some very lucky students will be heading out on an expedition to South Africa as part of a biology trip. They will be getting first hand experience learning about conservation methods, going on safari, visiting a cheetah rehabilitation centre and visiting a local village to help with a beach clean up and in the local school. It will be the trip of a lifetime and definitely one to remember! The students are currently in the middle of fundraising towards their trip and every little helps massively! If you are able to, please consider donating towards the trip using the link below. The donations will be split evenly between the pupils. Thanks in advance!!

Please read the below letter from the Headteacher regarding parent/carer conduct and the use of the school toilets.  This letter has also been sent to all parents/carers via e-mail and can also be found on our Letters page.

Letter to Parents

Please see the below letter from Ms. Francis regarding English homework for Years 7 and 8. 

This letter can also be found on our letters page. 

Please see the below links from the Welsh Government with information to help parents with school costs including free school meals and school essentials. 

Get help with school costs | GOV.WALES

Starting on Monday 8th April, there will be multiple revisions sessions being held after school for a range of subjects for both GCSE and A-Level.  These revision sessions will be tailored to pupils in Yr10, 11, 12 and 13.  Please refer to the timetable below to check which sessions are being held for your child. 

Please see the below letter to parents from the Local Authority regarding attendance.  This letter can also be found on our Letters Page.

LA Attendance Letter to Parents.

Reminder that year 10 Welsh orals are on Tuesday 16th April, Wednesday 17th April and Thursday 18th April. Followed by year 11 orals on Monday 22nd April, Tuesday 23rd April and Wednesday 24th April. The exam is worth 25% of their overall grade and pupils will only be able to complete their exams on these dates.


We have had the following information from ASH Wales regarding support for parents with Child and Teen vaping. 

Worried About Child and Teen Vaping: A Parent Support Event

25th April 18:00 - 18:30

ASH Wales will be sharing the latest insights into teenage vaping in Wales with the results of our national vaping survey. 

We'll also be explaining the latest regulations and efforts to protect under 18s from addictive vaping products, and most importantly we'll be answering your questions and signposting to support for you and your family.

This webinar is perfect for parents, carers, teachers, or anyone who works with or cares for young people impacted by these products. 

Please do forward the sign up link to your parents and carers, as well as your colleagues who would benefit from this webinar.

The ticket price is a donation towards the ongoing work ASH Wales are undertaking to educate and protect young people on this issue.