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Celebrating our Journey to Date


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  • The Community Education ‘Green Schools Sustainability’ runner up award.



  • Caerphilly’s Pride in Your Place 1st place winners in the ‘Healthy Living’ category for ‘Healthy Living at Fochriw Primary School.’
  • Caerphilly’s Pride in Your Place 1st place winners for the ‘Environmental Education’ category for ‘The Salmon Story.’
  • The Speaker’s School Council award highly commended for ‘Promoting Positive Relationships through a Whole School Anti-Bullying Initiative.’
  • Better Energy School Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education, ‘Totally Clued up Regional Champions,' THE RED KITE PROJECT.
  • School Council Parliament Speaker's Award for work on Anti-Bullying.
  • First School in Wales to achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark, GOLD Award



  • Tidy Wales ‘Eco-School of the year’ finalists.
  • Lead Network School (LNS) for SCIENCE - practice is shared across South East Wales in partnership with the Education Achievement Service (EAS)
  • Caerphilly’s Pride in Your Place CHAMPIONS for work within the school and the local community.
  • Better Energy School Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education, ‘Totally Clued up Regional Runners Up,' HELP OUR HOGS.
  • Primary Science Teacher of the Year at Fochriw Primary School.
  • National finalists for Enterprise Troopers, 'Worry Dolls of Fochriw Primary School.'
  • Recognition award ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Bargoed Branch partnership with the school.
  • Welsh Heritage winners 2018 for historical enquiry into 'The Newport Transporter Bridge.'



  • Philosophy for Children (P4C) Sapere Bronze award winners (*only school in Caerphilly and one of only a handful in Wales)
  • Lead Network School for Science
  • Heddlu Bach/Mini Police School of the year
  • UN Bronze Rights Respecting School award. This recognises our commitment to the journey for Unicef UK for the Rights of the Child.
  • Better Energy School Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education, ‘Totally Scientific  Regional Champions for CLIMATE CHANGE.' 
  • Most celebrated school in the Welsh Government’s Enterprise troopers – winning THREE awards for entrepreneurial practice. Winners of the Enterprise Troopers Award. Winners for Curriculum Links. Winner of Outstanding Talented Individual 
  • Platinum Eco Schools (*only one in our cluster). We were also verified as having BEACON ECO SCHOOLS STATUS, which is only awarded to a handful of schools in the whole of Wales! This means that any schools who need ideas/guidance and if Welsh Government wish to visit schools with excellence in Environmental Education we are on the database.   
  • Cymraeg Campus Bronze Award recognising excellence in Welsh language development and practice across the school.  
  • Recognised Operation Encompass School.
  • Signed pledge to National Participation Standards.
  • Dementia Friendly Schools status.  
  • One of only two schools in Caerphilly chosen as pilot schools for the Resilience Framework.   
  • School accredited Digital Heroes trained for intergenerational work with digital technology.