Lewis School, Pengam

Lewis School, Pengam

Infobox School2
name = Lewis School, Pengam

motto = "Ni Ddychwel Doe" (Welsh language: "Yesterday Never Returns")
established = "ante" 1729
type = State
head_name = Headmaster
head = Dr Christopher Howard
city = Pengam
state = Glamorgan
country = Wales
pupils = 1000 (approx.)
website = [http://www.caerphilly.org.uk/lewisschoolpengam/ http://www.caerphilly.org.uk/lewisschoolpengam/]

Lewis School, Pengam is a comprehensive education school situated in the town of Pengam and, latterly, nearby Gilfach, in the Rhymney Valley in south Wales.


The school currently comprises a new facility, opened in 2002, in Gilfach at the northern perimeter of one of its former Pengam sites. Before 2002, the site was in adjacent Pengam, across two sites, with a bridge spanning the main road between them. A third site, at the former Graddfa Secondary Modern School in Ystrad Mynach, provided for around 300 younger secondary pupils between 1973 and 2002. This third site was subsequently purchased by Ystrad Mynach College in 2003 whose Ystrad Mynach campus lies adjacent to the Graddfa site. Until circa 1853, the school was located in Gelligaer.


Established as a Grammar School. Originally a school for boys, hence also known as Lewis Boys' School, the school is associated with Lewis Girls' School in Ystrad Mynach. Girls are now admitted into the sixth form.


*Once described by David Lloyd George as "the Eton College of the Valleys".

Notable former staff

*Alfred Evans (politician), headmaster, 1966-1968
*Alun Lewis (poet), teacher
*David Wynne (composer), teacher

Notable old Ludovicans

*John Dawes, international Rugby union player
*Jonathan Evans, politician
*George Fisher, dramatist, director
*Peter Hubbard-Miles, politician
*Neil Kinnock, politician
* Derek Morgan, international rugby player, President of the Rugby Football Union
*Tecwen Morgan, aka Tecwen Whittock, lecturer, quiz cheat
*Phil Williams, politician, scientist
*Julian Hodge, financier
*Iwan Davies, aka Strad, journalist with the South Wales Argus
* Geoffrey Jenkins, Headmaster, Organist
*Simon Weston, Falklands War Veteran, Charity Worker
*Richard Vaughan, Badminton Player, 2000 & 2004 Olympian
*Berwyn Jones, Athlete, bronze medallist 1964 Olympics
*Bradley Dredge, Professional Golfer, European Tour winner
*Geoff Eales, Jazz musician
*John O'Shea (rugby player), international Rugby union player

External links

* [http://www.caerphilly.org.uk/lewisschoolpengam/ Lewis School page]
* [http://www.lewisschoolpengam.org.uk/ Lewis School home page]


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