Our School

The Cradoc School journey commenced in 1969 following the amalgamation of 5 small local village schools (Battle, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Merthyr Cynog, Trallong and Upper Chapel), and now provides a Primary School which serves the wider community.

Cradoc is a popular school and, due to increasing numbers over the years, three extra classrooms have been added.  It has an ‘open plan’ Foundation Phase classroom and four separate classrooms.

Cradoc School is an English medium Community Primary School with, approximately 130 full time children on roll, aged between 4 – 11 years and up to 18 part time children in our designated setting for three year olds.

The grounds are extensive, comprising two playgrounds and large grassy play areas, which are continually being improved, enabling children to participate in a wider range of activities at break times.  There is also a hockey/soccer pitch and a separate rugby pitch.

We are very proud of our Eco-Classroom, which contains a variety of habitats, including a rough meadow, a pond and a marshy area.  There is also a developing woodland, vegetable garden and a wildlife area. The children were responsible for designing and developing these areas, supported by staff, parents and governors, and continue to enjoy them through curricular and extra curricular activities, enhancing their learning through direct experience.