“Stronger Together”



Following the resignation of Mrs H Coulson last term, Mr J Hicks has been seconded from Hawthorn High School in Pontypridd as Interim Headteacher until January 2020.  Mr. Hicks has almost ten years’ experience as a Headteacher and will be with the school on a full time basis during this term.  The School is currently advertising for a permanent Headteacher.  A further update will follow once this important appointment process has been concluded.

Yours faithfully

 Mrs J English

Chair of Governors 







Welcome from the Headteacher

Thank you for visiting our website. To improve our home school communication we are currently working with a group of parents and Governors in order to make information more accessible and easier to find. Therefore, the website will be updated over the upcoming months.


Cwmbran High School is an English medium 11 – 18 school maintained by Torfaen Local Authority. The school opened in September 2015, following the closure of Fairwater High School and Llantarnam School. There are 1107 pupils on roll, 965 in Years 7 – 11 and 142 in Years 12 and 13. There are 5 main Cluster Feeder Schools; Blenheim Road Community Primary, Coed Eva Primary, Greenmeadow Primary, Nant Celyn Primary and Woodlands Primary.


Overall, there are 119 staff at Cwmbran High School including 66 teachers.  The Senior Leadership Team consists of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, 2 Assistant Headteachers and a Business Manager.

Cwmbran High School has 3 specialist bases, including an ASD Base that supports pupils on the Autistic Spectrum, the HIB (Hearing Impaired Base) which is a specialist provision to accommodate pupils with hearing impairments and our IRU (Internal Referral Unit) for pupils with severe emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.

Pupil wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. We are an inclusive school and value every member as an individual. We have high expectations and expect success from everyone across a wide variety of areas.  We want to ensure every child in our care achieves their full potential academically; develops the skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing workforce and develops a strong sense of morality and citizenship.

We are a warm and friendly school that provide a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including academic, sporting and musical as well as a wide range of trips and events.

Our aims:

  • To provide a safe and nurturing environment which supports effective learning.
  • Create a culture of high expectations where achievement is valued.
  • Develop a learning community that raises the status and value of education.
  • Provide an inclusive and appropriate curriculum for all our pupils
  • Provide consistently high standards of teaching and learning that challenges all pupils.
  • Develop and empower pupils so that they have high aspirations for themselves and their futures
  • Build a strong “team ethos” across the school where we all support and challenge each other.


We are currently working collaboratively with all Stakeholders to improve standards in Cwmbran High School in a quick and effective manner and are implementing our Post Inspection Action Plan.


The school is working closely with two partner schools, King Henry Viii School (Abergavenny) and Cantonian High School (Cardiff) to share good practice and support Cwmbran High School with the implementation of strategies to address Estyn’s recommendations.


The Governing Body has a newly appointed Chair of Governors (Oct 2018) and a new committee structure, focusing on standards, wellbeing and resources. There are identified Governors linked to each recommendation who, with support, challenge and monitor the impact of the actions on the recommendations within this PIAP. Estyn are monitoring the school on a termly basis.


To support our improvements we are keen to work together with all stakeholders but primarily pupils and parents to improve standards across the school, as we are “Stronger Together