The School is the oldest Comprehensive in Gwent. It was formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of four schools found in the town. The schools concerned being two Secondary Moderns, a Technical and a Grammar.
Tredegar Comprehensive School occupies the site of Ty Trist colliery, and the school’s mining museum serves to remind us of this link with the town’s industrial heritage.
The school is a purpose built comprehensive arranged in ‘Blocks’.
‘B’ Block provides well-lit, spacious classrooms for the teaching of RE, Modern Languages, History and Geography. Also, it provides rooming for special needs pupils and incorporates two well-equipped multi-media learning resource centres and the administrative offices.
The Science Block houses seven well-equipped laboratories and several Mathematics teaching rooms. In addition there are two purpose built computer rooms which, along with the Learning Resource Centre in ‘B’ Block and the specialist Technology room are connected into a whole school network system, which enables computer assisted learning throughout the curriculum.
The Technology Craft Block offers a further purpose built computer room, 3 Art rooms, 2 Music rooms, 2 fully equipped Home Economic rooms, 4 Technology suites and a specialist room, dedicated to computer aided design and computer control systems.
The Jubilee Block houses the teaching rooms for English and GNVQ Business along with a well-stocked Library.
The Hall is centrally positioned. It is equipped with staging and Memorial plaques are displayed in this region. A new sound and lighting system has recently been installed to enable a wide variety of events to be staged in this area.
The school shares the Leisure Centre with the local community. This gives the use of a heated swimming pool, large sports hall, tennis courts, redgra playing area and extensive playing fields. This facility has recently had a major upgrade, making the sporting facilities at Tredegar as good as any in the surrounding area.
Throughout the school, both in classrooms and corridors, there are many displays of pupils’ work – the dining area in particular contains an ever-changing display of pupils’ artwork.