Bishopston Comprehensive
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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School Description

School Bishopston Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive school situated towards the west of Swansea. There are 1,105 pupils on roll compared with 1,096 pupils when the school was last inspected in April 2013. Nearly 7% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the national average of 17%. Most pupils speak English as their first language and most come from a white British background. Very few pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school’s intake includes the full range of ability. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 20.5%, which is just below the national average of 21.5%. Just over 4% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is higher than the national average of 2%. The school hosts a local authority specialist resource for pupils with speech, communication and language difficulties. In addition, the majority of pupils that attend the resource base have a diagnosis of autism. The headteacher has been in post since 2015, after having been acting headteacher from 2014. The senior leadership team consists of a deputy headteacher, an assistant headteacher, an inclusion manager, a senior teacher, a school business manager and a marketing and information and communication technology manager. All the senior team were in the school at the time of the last inspection, but none in their current leadership positions. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Bishopston Comprehensive School December 2017 Summary Leaders at Bishopston Comprehensive School have established an ethos whereby pupils develop outstanding social, learning and life skills. Learning experiences meet the needs of pupils exceptionally well and teaching supports pupils to reach high standards. The school plans imaginatively and proficiently to develop pupils’ skills. There is a strong culture of professional learning, and staff demonstrate a willingness to embrace new ideas and strive for continuous improvement in whole-school development, in the curriculum, and in their teaching. As a result, most pupils make very strong progress, and achieve consistently high results at key stage 4. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Bishopston Comprehensive School December 2017 Recommendations R1 Refine improvement planning processes to focus more precisely on specific areas for development What happens next The school will draw up an action plan that shows how it is going to maintain high standards and quality of provision and address the recommendations. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to developing pupils’ social, learning and life skills for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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