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Welcome to Cwmcarn High School


About us

Cwmcarn High School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school within Caerphilly Unitary Authority. There are 937 pupils on roll and these figures represent a considerable increase in numbers since 1998, when there were 450 pupils in the school. The school serves an area of established housing within a former mining village, but it also draws from pupils further afield. Following the reorganisation of the schools status in September 1999, the school is now a foundation school. A sixth form was established in 1997 with 17 students and now serves 155.

Approximately 75% of our pupils come from local primary schools. The remainder come from schools beyond the immediate neighbourhood. Almost all of the pupils come from semi-rural areas similar to the village that serves the school.

The school offers the pupils a supportive environment and recognises the potential of all of the pupils. According to the Estyn Inspection 2006, the staff go the extra mile to provide high quality learning so that pupils of all abilities reach their potential. Indeed the Qualification, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales has, for the third time, recognised the school as the most improved school in South East Wales. In 2006 the school achieved 66% 5A*-C grades and this exceeded performance in county.

We have gained the ACCAC Most Improved School Award three times since 2000.This has been deemed a 'remarkable result' by ACCAC.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cwmcarn High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 January 2016

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