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Bassaleg is a large thriving comprehensive school which welcomes pupils of all abilities. Learning in its widest form is at the heart of all that we do. Through our academic curriculum, the extensive range of enrichment activities and our pastoral support system, we aim to develop in pupils an enthusiasm for learning as well as the necessary skills to enable them to fulfil their academic potential to become good citizens as well as thoughtful and responsible individuals.

Bassaleg is an English medium, mixed 11-18 comprehensive school. The catchment area is that covered by the High Cross, Jubilee Park, Marshfield, Mount Pleasant, Pentrepoeth and Rogerstone Primary Schools. The number of pupils on roll is approximately 1750, of whom 400 are in the Sixth Form.

Education is essentially a partnership between a number of interested parties and we particularly value the role that you as parents can play in this relationship. I encourage you to contact the school if you have any concerns and I trust that this prospectus will provide you with relevant information that will help you to come to an informed decision about the next stage of your child’s education.

About Us

At Bassaleg School, we have a passion for learning. We share this passion through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which promotes educational, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Our subject specialists are well qualified and resourced to support and challenge all learners through active learning and an engaging curriculum.

At Key Stage 3 (years 7 - 9) we work with all learners to support literacy, numeracy and skill development, whilst providing meaningful and relevant access to the national curriculum.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum (years 10 and 11) is designed to allow both choice and flexibility so that young people have the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of ways that are valued by universities, colleges and employers. With the support of our teachers and parents or guardians, young people have the chance to study a variety of subjects in addition to compulsory elements such as Maths, English and Science.

Post 16 education at Bassaleg allows students to further extend their learning in a friendly, inclusive and vibrant learning community. In conjunction with the Newport West Partnership we offer an exciting range of courses. We are driven by our determination to ensure that all young people are given the opportunity to succeed.

Bassaleg is a large school. It is vital, however, that pupils do not lose their individuality or feel treated as though they are just part of a group. In order to support and guide pupils according to their own individual needs, the school has been divided into year groups with each cohort being the responsibility of a Head of Year. One Assistant Headteacher oversees Key Stage 3 and another Key Stage 4. The pupils are placed in mixed ability forms of about thirty pupils and come under the care of a Form Tutor.

The welfare and progress of individual pupils is very important and parents are encouraged to attend the meetings that are arranged with relevant teachers in each academic year.

We provide our pupils with a curriculum which seeks to educate the ‘whole person’ and we strive to make it appropriate to pupils’ needs, with teaching styles that develop positive attitudes to learning, the understanding of concepts and the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Work For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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