Bedwas High School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated on a single site to the east of Bedwas Village. There are approximately 650 pupils on roll with just under 100 (approximately) in the sixth form. The school was officially opened in May 1962 (although pupils had been attending since the previous September).
The school serves families and communities across the town of Caerphilly and further across the Local Authority including Rudry, Machen, Trethomas, Graig-Y-Rhacca, Llanbradach and Lansbury Park. The Bedwas cluster of primary schools includes Bedwas Juniors, Graig-Y-Rhacca, Tyn-Y-Wern, Ysgol Machen and Plasyfelin. A well-established programme of transition events takes place through each year, ensuring all pupils joining our school do so with every confidence that their needs and aspirations will be met. Each year a significant number of children join us from primary schools outside of our cluster.
The school badge consists of a swan, a river and a birch leaf. These symbols relate to the history of the area. The swan and river are a reference to the river Rhymney, which at one time was named the 'Swan River'. The symbol of the birch leaves relates to the Welsh form of Bedwas (Bedw), which translates as "place of the birch trees".