Corpus Christi Catholic High School

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Ty Draw Road
Lisvane
Cardiff
CF23 6XL
02920 761893
Pupils
1080
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2015)
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73.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Corpus Christi Catholic High School is an 11 to 16, voluntary-aided comprehensive school situated in Cardiff. Currently, it has 1,042 pupils on roll which is slightly more than at the time of the last inspection, when there were 1,034 pupils. The school serves a wide catchment area, which covers almost half of the city including Cyncoed, Lisvane, Adamsdown, Llanedeyrn, Pentrebane and Pentwyn. Pupils come mainly from six partner primary schools. Around 10% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is much lower than the national average of 17.5% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 21% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 2% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.4% for Wales as a whole. Around 19% of pupils have a special educational need, which is slightly lower than the national average of 20.1%. Many pupils are from a white British background. There is a minority of pupils who speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils speak Welsh fluently. The acting headteacher has been in post since September 2014 and has recently been appointed for a further year (2015-2016) in an acting capacity. The leadership team is made up of the acting headteacher, an acting deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers and two acting assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Corpus Christi Catholic High School in 2014-2015 is £4,133 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Cardiff is £8,783 and the minimum is £4,127. Corpus Christi Catholic High School is nineteenth out of the twenty secondary schools in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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.

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  1. Look at our 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.
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  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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