Welcome to Heolddu Comprehensive School

Croeso i Ysgol Gyfun Heolddu

A Secondary School in Bargoed,

Caerphilly County Borough.

The school overlooks Bargoed and is set in green surroundings near the Golf Club and the mountain road to Gelligaer. It is one of 12 secondary schools in the Caerphilly Local Authority.


Mrs Nerys Davies





The aim of our website is to give you an insight into the school and should prove to be an informative tool whether you are a parent or guardian, student, prospective Heolddu parent or a prospective member of staff.


Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. As adults we wish our children to develop into confident, successful and positive young people. At Heolddu, we aim to offer an education that will enable our students to do just this and flourish as individuals, achieve academic success and acquire the skills they will need in the future.


Our motto is “Achieving Excellence Together” and throughout school life we aim for all students, staff and parents to work together to ensure that we excel in all we do, respect each other, welcome opportunities, enjoy challenges and celebrate success.






Student achievement will always be at the top of our agenda. Without a doubt, good exam results open doors changes lives and empower pupils to achieve their dreams. I also believe that achievement comes in many forms and is a personal journey that should last a lifetime. A well-rounded education, participation in extracurricular activities and the willingness to try something new, are important life skills to attain. We encourage competition and co-operation through a huge programme of enrichment opportunities in order to give of our best at all times.


We set high standards in terms of appearance and behaviour and have high expectations for all our students. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful and happy atmosphere around the school. If you are already a parent of a child at our school, thank you for sending your child to Heolddu. If you are considering making Heolddu your school of choice for your child’s education, I extend an open invitation to you to come and visit us, meet our children in their classrooms, see for yourself the quality of their learning experiences and talk to me about my vision for a school of which I am justifiably very proud.


We invite you to provide us with feedback on our website, so do let me know your thoughts if there are any areas you feel could be improved.



Mrs Nerys Davies


I believe that through learning we all have the power to shape our own lives. As a staff and community, we work hard to develop attributes of our young adults that will allow them to adapt in a rapidly changing world, to succeed in competitive environments and to value the qualities of others.