Cynffig Comprehensive
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East Avenue
Kenfig Hill
CF33 6NP
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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School Cynffig Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive school and is maintained by Bridgend local authority. Currently there are 712 pupils on roll, which is slightly lower than at the time of the last inspection when there were 723. The number in the sixth form is much lower at 66 compared with 110 in 2012. The school serves the villages of Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Pyle and North Cornelly. Around 27% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 17%. More than 21 % of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Most pupils are white, British and a very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Nineteen point three per cent of pupils are on the special educational needs register and 1% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. This is lower than the national averages of 25.1% and 2.4% respectively. The school has a specialist resource centre for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. The headteacher, took up post in October 2013. The senior leadership team also includes a deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers. An extended leadership team consisting of two learning directors supports the senior team. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Cynffig Comprehensive School October 2017 Summary Cynffig Comprehensive School has a caring, inclusive and supportive ethos that promotes pupils’ wellbeing and encourages them to be involved in the life of the school and the wider community. A majority of pupils make strong progress in lessons developing their knowledge and understanding. In many lessons, pupils behave well although, in a few lessons, a minority of pupils disrupt learning with loud and boisterous behaviour. Leaders at all levels have a clear sense of purpose and communicate their vision for the school successfully to staff and parents. The school has a suitable programme of quality assurance procedures but these do not always identify aspects of provision and performance in need of most improvement well enough. Leaders have not had enough impact on the quality of teaching or the progressive development of pupils’ skills. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Adequate and needs improvement Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Cynffig Comprehensive School October 2017 Recommendations R1 Improve the progress made by all pupils in lessons and, in particular, their development of reading and writing skills R2 Improve pupils’ behaviour in lessons R3 Improve the quality of teaching R4 Improve the quality of self-evaluation and improvement planning What happens next The school will draw up an action plan, which shows how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

Cynffig Comprehensive Catchment Area Map

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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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  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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