Cowbridge Comprehensive School

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Aberthin Road
Cowbridge
Vale of Glamorgan
CF71 7EN
01446 772311
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Pupils
1515
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/04/2019)
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87.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Cowbridge Comprehensive School is an English medium 11 to 18 school in the Vale of Glamorgan. There are 1,448 pupils on roll compared with 1,296 at the time of the last inspection, including 311 pupils in the sixth form. The school is situated on the outskirts of Cowbridge town. Most pupils come from Cowbridge and the surrounding villages. Around 4% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is considerably lower than the national average of 17.7% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 3% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 1% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. Around 12% of pupils have a special educational need, which is lower than the national average of 19.2%. Most pupils are from a white British background. Around 1% of pupils speak English as an additional language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. A new school building was opened on the same site in 2010. The headteacher has been in post since summer 2012. The leadership team is made up of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers, four assistant headteachers and the business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Cowbridge Comprehensive School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,994 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan is £4,478 and the minimum is £3,825. Cowbridge Comprehensive School is seventh out of the eight secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan 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.

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