Newport High School, Bettws Lane

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Newport High School
Motto Learning, Believing, Achieving
Established November 2009 (new school)
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Mrs K Keane
Chair of Governors Cllr Bill Langsford
Location Bettws Lane
NP20 7YB
United Kingdom
51°36′18″N 3°01′01″W / 51.605°N 3.017°W / 51.605; -3.017Coordinates: 51°36′18″N 3°01′01″W / 51.605°N 3.017°W / 51.605; -3.017
Local authority Newport City Council
Staff 80+ teachers, 30+ support staff
Students 1,200[1]
Gender M/F
Ages 11–18
Houses Branwen Pryderi Taliesin Olwen
Website Newport High

Newport High School (Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd Casnewydd) is a co-educational secondary school in the Bettws district of the city of Newport, South Wales, UK for pupils aged 11–18 years.


There are about 1,100 pupils from a catchment area to the north western side of Newport.[citation needed]


The new school was built in front of the old Bettws Comprehensive School, built in 1970. The old school plot was sold to Barratt Homes for demolition and house building.

Academic performance[edit]

The school's most recent Estyn inspection took place in 2008. This report was in quick succession to an inspection during November 2007. The 2007 report noted the school's improvements, particularly in GCSE results, since the previous inspection in 2001, but recommended that significant further improvement was necessary.[1] The 2008 report concluded that "significant improvement" had been made and the school was placed back into the standard inspection cycle.


Newport High School for Boys[edit]

John Evans (rugby player)

Newport High School for Girls[edit]


  1. ^ a b Brian William Medhurst (17 January 2008). "A Report on the Quality of Education in Bettws High School" (PDF). Estyn. Retrieved 5 February 2009. [dead link]

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