Llanishen High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on 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.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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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School Description

Llanishen High School is an English-medium mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school situated in the north of Cardiff. There are around 1,560 pupils on roll, of whom around 290 are in the sixth form. These figures represent a slight decrease since the time of the last inspection when there were around 1,650 pupils on roll. The school mainly draws on pupils living in or close to the area of Llanishen, although more pupils now travel from further across the city. Around 16% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is below the national average of 17.4%. Around 6% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. About 30% of pupils have special educational needs, which is higher than the national average of 25.4%. Approximately 3% of pupils have statements of special education needs, which is slightly higher than the overall rate of 2.5% in Wales. The school has two additional designated teaching resources for pupils with hearing impairments and pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. There are currently 34 pupils supported by these resource centres. Around 14% of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds other than white British. Approximately 7% of pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. Around 1% of pupils speak Welsh fluently. An acting headteacher has been post since January 2016. She is supported by a partner headteacher, who works for two and half days a week at the school. In addition, one deputy headteacher and three assistant headteachers work in the leadership team. Since January 2016, the senior leadership is also supported by an extended leadership team, which consists of three members of staff. The individual school budget per pupil for Llanishen High School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £4,460 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Cardiff is £6,790 and the minimum is £4,116. Llanishen High School is 13th out of the 19 secondary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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