Tredegar Comprehensive School


Name Tredegar Comprehensive School
Welsh Government's Support Category Green
In December 2020, the Welsh Government suspended the Support Category school categorisation, to reduce burdens on schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Estyn Inspection Rating (Standards and Progress) Good
Address Stable Lane, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, NP22 4BH
Phone Number 01495 723551
Type Secondary (ages 11-16)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 692 (47.4% boys 52.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.5
Local Authority Blaenau Gwent
Percentage Free School Meals 21.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Tredegar Comprehensive School is an English-medium mixed 11 to 16 school maintained by Blaenau Gwent local authority. There are currently 649 pupils on roll.

This is substantially less than at the time of the last inspection, when there were 960 pupils on roll, including 139 in the sixth form. The school’s sixth form closed in 2013. Around 28% of the pupils are eligible for free school meals.

This is well above the national average of 17.1% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 50% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales.

Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language and come from a white, British background. No pupils are fluent in Welsh. Around 26% of pupils have a special educational need, which is slightly higher the national average of 25.

1%. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 2.4%, which is in line with the national average.

The headteacher has been in post since 2012. The senior leadership team is comprised of a deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers. Two middle leaders currently support the permanent senior leaders as an £extended£ senior leadership team.

The individual school budget per pupil for Tredegar Comprehensive School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,740 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Blaenau Gwent is £4,740 and the minimum is £4,512. Tredegar Comprehensive School is first out of the two secondary schools in Blaenau Gwent in terms of its school budget per pupil.