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Newport High School

Newport High School

This project provided the first Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) excellent secondary school in Wales, housing state-of-the-art advanced learning facilities for all aged learners. It replaced the former Bettws High School.


Welsh Government supported this project by providing a capital grant of £12.1 million towards a total cost of £28 million.


The new school facilities include sixty classrooms, thirty-four teaching rooms, eight science labs, eight ICT suites, and six special education needs areas. A dedicated vocational training and learning resource centre has been included, which will deliver skills-based adult learning.


In the year prior to construction the GCSE pass rate for grades A* to C was 29%. This pass rate rose dramatically to 75%, with a 50% increase in pupil applications to attend the school after the investment was complete.