Bassaleg School

History to the Present Day

There has been a school at Bassaleg since 1880, the first being Bassaleg Controlled Voluntary School. By 1948 the school was known as Bassaleg Grammar School. Graig County Secondary Modern was then established on the same site as the Grammar School in 1958 to deliver a wide variety of subjects and provide greater vocational pathways for learners. Bassaleg Comprehensive School came into existence in the 1970s. The current name, Bassaleg School came into being in 1974.

Today our community has a thriving, campus based school, supporting learners from ages 11 to 19.

In 2023, the brand new facility, Adeilad Balch (Pride Building) opened, supporting 70% of education that takes place at Bassaleg School.

Academic Development

The learners are at the centre of all aspects of school life, whether it be academic, extracurricular or sporting activities. Bassaleg School prides itself on fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.

The School Curriculum has the school’s core values of honesty, respect, positivity, resilience, curiosity and pride at the heart of its pedagogy. Wellbeing is paramount for all members of the school community.

There is a strong emphasis on music and drama, offering a variety of opportunities for students to engage with the performing arts.


The School has a comprehensive range of resources to support everyday school life, including science laboratories, sports facilities, library, state-of-the-art IT suites and creative arts spaces.

Sporting Development

Either as part of the curriculum, or clubs, Bassaleg School offers football, rugby, netball, hockey and many other sporting activities.


The school has an impressive Alumni, with former pupils who have gone on to achieve great things in politics, public services, the arts and sport.

Links with the Community

The School has close ties with the local community, taking part in many outreach activities such as school choirs singing in care homes at Christmas and 6th Form students leading wellbeing sessions in our partner primary schools.

A state of the art 4G pitch (meeting IRB & FIFA standards) is available for hire by the local community.

You can visit the school website at:

Contact Information

Headtecher: Miss Victoria Lambe


T: 01633 892191

school building