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Lewis School, Pengam is a comprehensive school founded in 1729 in the town of Pengammarker and, latterly, nearby Gilfachmarker, in the Rhymney Valley in southmarker Walesmarker.


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 Pengammarker, across two sites, with a bridge spanning the main road between them. A third site, at the former Graddfa Secondary Modern School in Ystrad Mynachmarker, provided for around 300 younger secondary pupils between 1973 and 2002. This third site was purchased in 2003 by Ystrad Mynach Collegemarker, whose Ystrad Mynach campus lies adjacent to the Graddfa site. Until circa 1853, the school was located in Gelligaermarker.


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 Mynachmarker. Girls are now admitted into the sixth form.

In 1986 the school was criticised by STOPP for its use of corporal punishment (caning), after an inspectors' report stated that 60 out of 360 boys in the lower school had been caned in the course of one year.


Notable former staff

Notable old Ludovicans

External links


  1. "Anger over 60 canings at Kinnock's old school", Today, London, 31 May 1986.

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