Monmouth Comprehensive School
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Old Dixton Road
NP25 3YT
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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Monmouth Comprehensive School is an 11 to 18 mixed community school maintained by Monmouthshire County Council. There are 1,639 pupils on roll with 352 in the sixth form. At the time of the last inspection, there were 1,643 pupils on roll with 359 in the sixth form. Pupils come from the town of Monmouth and the surrounding rural areas of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Around 26% of pupils live in England. Around 7.8% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the average of 17.4% for Wales. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals has decreased slightly from 8.8% in 2010-2011. No pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Fifteen per cent of pupils have special educational needs, which is below the national average of 25.4%. Fewer than 2% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is slightly below the national average. Ninety-seven per cent of pupils are from a white British background. Around 2% of pupils speak Welsh at home. Less than 1% of pupils have a language other than English as their first language. The headteacher has been in post since 2012. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers and three assistant headteachers. The school budget per pupil for Monmouth Comprehensive School in 2015-2016 is £4,105. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Monmouthshire is £4,653 and the minimum is £4,105. Monmouth Comprehensive School is fourth out of the four secondary schools in terms of the school budget per pupil.

Monmouth Comprehensive School Catchment Area Map

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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 (released annually in July).

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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  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.

Monmouth Comprehensive School Reviews

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“Brilliant school”
"> Excellent, My daughter passed her 11+ exam, for grammar school, but unfortunately didn't get a place and was placed on the waiting list. She was heartbroken as she worked so hard and going to Monmouth comprehensive meant that she knew nobody, but after a few weeks she made new friends, had done several after school clubs, even school council and has never been happier. Academically she is doing so well. She was later offered a place at grammar school to start the following September,which she declined. Couldn't praise the school enough. Very happy here.
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