Cwmcarn High School


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Chapel Farm
NP11 7NG

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11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-16)
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Cwmcarn High School is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school within Caerphilly local authority. There are 874 pupils on roll, including 143 in the sixth form. The school serves an area of established housing within a former mining village, but it also draws pupils from further afield. The current headteacher has been in post since 2008. Approximately 80% of the pupils come from local primary schools. The remainder come from schools beyond the immediate neighbourhood. None of the learners speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. Three per cent of pupils come from ethnic minority groups. Very few pupils receive support teaching in English as an additional language. Pupils entering the school represent the full range of ability. There are 118 pupils on the special educational needs (SEN) register (around 15% of the school’s pupils). Two per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which compares with the national average of 2.6%. Thirteen-point-six per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is below the national average of 17.4%. Eight-point-four per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. The individual school budget per pupil for Cwmcarn High School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,443 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Caerphilly is £4,476 and the minimum is £3,443. Cwmcarn High School is 14th out of the 14 secondary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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