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.
23rd September 2022
I would like to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Bedwas High School and to invite you to our Year 5 and 6 Open Evening which is taking place on Thursday the 6th of October from 4.00pm-6.30pm.
Making the decision about secondary schools is such an important one and there are so many things which you will need to find out in order to help you to do this. Attending our Open Evening (even if just for a short time) will help you to understand just what it is that makes Bedwas High so special and why we would like your son or daughter to be part of our community. Our evening will offer you the chance to speak to our pupils and staff where you will be given the opportunity to ask them questions and their opinion of the school in a more informal way.
All parts of the school will be open and our pupil guides will ensure that you see everything that you wish to see at your own pace. There will be plenty of opportunities for pupils (and parents/carers should they wish to do so) to take part in activities and demonstrations and to see our facilities. There will be a welcome presentation from myself at 4pm and then this will be repeated at 5.15pm. We are very much aware that your working day and family life will determine when you can attend the Open Evening, so if you do miss the presentations or have further questions then myself and my staff will be available to answer any question you may have.
The evening is focussed on Year 6 and Year 5 pupils but pupils in younger year groups can attend if they so wish. Please don't worry about having to make childcare arrangements if you have very young children as they are welcome to the evening as well. In addition to our Open Evening you are more than welcome to visit us during the school day. Should you wish to do this, please contact Mrs Tina Elms or Ms Kath Loftus in order to make arrangements.
I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Bedwas High School. It really is an excellent and successful place to be and one which has an extremely exciting future - I would really like to have the opportunity to show you just what makes Bedwas High so special!
I look forward to meeting you.