Heolddu Comprehensive

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Our School

Ysgol Gyfun Heolddu is an 11-to 18 comprehensive school serving the communities of Bargoed, Aberbargoed, Gilfach, Deri and Tirphil in Caerphilly Borough.  At Ysgol Gyfun Heolddu we are proud to be a warm, welcoming school that has high expectations of all learners in our community.  Staff, students, parents and partners work closely together towards our mission statement “Achieving Excellence Together”.

In 2018 Estyn found that Heolddu “is a caring learning community that promotes inclusivity and wellbeing successfully” and that our pupils are “courteous and respectful towards staff, visitors and fellow pupils.  They behave well, arrive promptly to lessons and demonstrate positive attitudes to learning.  Pupils are proud to belong to the Heolddu School community.”

Ysgol Gyfun Heolddu is rapidly improving and growing school.  The school is a regional Professional Learning Lead school, providing high quality professional development for schools across the region and beyond.  We have a strong partnership with the Walkthrus team and have devised innovative programmes to focus on coaching high quality learning and teaching as a whole-school approach.  We are also a lead partner school with Cardiff Met University, providing placements for up to 30 Initial Teacher Education students each year.  Providing the highest quality learning experiences for our pupils is our number one priority and we work relentlessly to achieve this.


If you would like to find out more about our ethos, provision and wonderful students, please contact the school and we would be delighted to welcome you.