About Gilwern Primary School


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We run a caring, friendly school where the staff make every effort to ensure our pupils develop both academically and socially in a stimulating, exciting and purposeful environment.

We aim to make sure each and every child who passes through our school's doors will develop the knowledge, values and skills to get the most out of their time in our school and afterwards.

Gilwern school was established in 1879 and has been on our current site since 1973. We have over 150 pupils on the roll ranging in age from four to 11 years old. The Hopscotch Nursery is also located within the its own separate grounds on the school site. The school has extensive grounds including rugby/football pitches, netball courts and activity areas for the children.

Our catchment area includes Gilwern itself and rural outlying areas. Since 2006 the areas formerly served by the Darenfelen and Clydach primaries have been included in our catchment. Pupils from outlying areas within catchment are provided with bus transport to school.

Prospective pupils are invited to attend our annual sports day and to a puppet show to give them a flavour of the school and we ensure that children are introduced to school life gradually.

At the end of their primary education pupils transfer to either King Henry VIII Comprehensive School in Abergavenny, Crickhowell High School or Brynmawr Comprehensive – all of which we maintain close links with the ensure a smooth transition process for each child.

Our School Aims

Our Achievements

Gilwern Primary School is participating in the Eco-Schools Programme which encourages pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable development issues. It provides a highly structured system for the environmental management of schools. It is based on the ISO 14001 process, with emphasis on Litter and Waste Minimisation, although schools can also focus on Transport, Global Citizenship,Healthy Living, Energy and Water Saving or School Grounds Development.

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