Lewis Girls' is an 11-18 comprehensive school and currently has 975 pupils. The staff is well established and committed to the achievement of high standards and to the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school has an outstanding record of success in academic, sporting, musical, cultural, charitable, enterprise and social activities extending over many years.The school is well disciplined, but friendly, and the quality of staff-pupil relationships is excellent. All pupils are encouraged to give of their best and expectations are high.The school is situated in Ystrad Mynach but its pupils come from a catchment area of approximately 40 square miles. Close links exist between Lewis Girls' and its feeder primary schools. In addition, a significant number of pupils (157) attend the school from out of the catchment area as a result of parents exercising their right of choice of school.The school has a rural aspect and is set in excellent, well maintained grounds. The school consists of three blocks of buildings and the Sports Centre. In addition there are a number of temporary classrooms.The school is maintained by Caerphilly County Borough Council.The Governing Body of the school numbers twenty and includes representatives of the LEA, parents, teaching staff, business and the local community.