Gowerton Comprehensive School

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Cecil Road
Gowerton
Swansea
SA4 3DL
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Pupils
1147
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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. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2017)
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72.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Gowerton Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of 1212 students and pupils, including 158 in the sixth form compared with 1326 pupils and students when the school was last inspected. Just over 12% of pupils are eligible for free school meals (FSM) compared with the Welsh average of about 15% for secondary schools. Very few pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. A very small percentage of learners currently learns English as an additional language. The school’s intake represents the full range of ability. Just under 6% of pupils have statements of special educational needs (SEN). This figure is slightly below the average for Wales as a whole. The headteacher took up his post in 2007. The present senior leadership team (SLT) is comprised of three assistant headteachers, a business manager and two seconded members of staff. Of the present SLT, the three assistant headteachers were in post at the time the school was last inspected. The school seeks to provide equal opportunities for all learners to achieve the greatest possible success. The school works in close partnership with seven other secondary schools and the local further education college to enhance provision at key stage 4 and in the sixth form. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Gowerton School is £3773 which compares with a maximum of £5430 and a minimum of £3544 for secondary schools in Swansea. The school has the 12th highest budget per pupil out of the 15 secondary schools in Swansea.

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"> Teachers are really understanding and their way of teaching is really helpful. Always there to help. I passed all my GCSEs and this was mainly down to all the revision classes and great teaching.
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