Chepstow Comprehensive School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
814
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-19)
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/09/2017)
Full Report
66.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Welsh Street
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5LR
01291 635777

School Description

Chepstow Comprehensive School is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school and is maintained by Monmouthshire local authority. The number of learners has decreased from the 1,320 at the time of the last inspection to the current 1,000, including 269 in the sixth form. The school serves the town of Chepstow and the surrounding area. Ten-point-three per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 17.4%. Less than 1% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. The school receives pupils from the full range of ability. Very few pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language and very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background. Four-point-eight per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which compares with the national average of 2.6%. The school has additional teaching resource for eight learners with more severe additional learning needs known as ‘Jim’s Class’. None of the learners speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. The headteacher took up her post in January 2012 just before the inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for Chepstow Comprehensive School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £4,369 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Monmouthshire is £4,369 and the minimum is £3,826. Chepstow Comprehensive School is first out of the four secondary schools in Monmouthshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2020
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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 (released annually in July).

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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