Bedwas High School Careers Site Eteach (18532)


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".

About Us

Mission Statement : Caring and Achieving

Our Aim is to achieve excellence in everything we do, individually and collectively

Our Vision

  • A safe, secure and caring environment in which to work and learn;
  • High quality, inspirational and innovative teaching and learning;
  • Creative, exciting and memorable experiences inside and outside the classroom;
  • Inspirational and accountable leadership at all levels;
  • Consistently high academic standards and expectations for every individual;
  • All achieved through collaboration and teamwork leading to empowerment.


We value pupils and their need to:

  • Develop the attitudes, characteristics and self-belief to tackle any challenges in future life;
  • Enjoy their time at school and be recognized as individuals
  • Develop good relationships and lasting friendships;
  • Develop and apply moral values, recognising and celebrating diversity;
  • Acquire the skills and resilience to become successful, independent life-long learners;
  • Receive recognition and praise for their efforts and achievements in all areas of school life;
  • Contribute to the school and wider community including academically, socially, and culturally and in sporting pursuits;
  • Accept hard work and discipline as requirements for success


We value staff and their need to:

  • Enjoy their work and find it fulfilling.
  • Receive innovative, developmental and effective training;
  • Be supported, cared for, challenged and valued;
  • Feel trusted and empowered to take risks in the classroom;
  • Have opportunities to develop and fulfill their potential in leading the school and their own professional development;
  • Participate in, contribute to and benefit from partnerships both in and beyond the school.


We value parents/carers and their need to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to supporting their child and Bedwas High School;
  • Receive quality information and guidance in order to support their child’s learning;
  • Have opportunities and be encouraged to provide feedback that can improve our school.


We value governors and their need to:

  • Be ambitious and aspirational in setting the strategic direction for the school;
  • Inform themselves of educational developments beyond the school;
  • Embrace partnership working where this is of benefit to the school;
  • Develop new and alternative models of governance, responding to change
  • Exercise rigour in monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress and outcomes


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.