Monmouth Comprehensive School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
1688
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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
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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.

How Does The School Perform?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.17
Estyn Report
(01/02/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
379.4
GCSE average points
score (capped 9)
NATIONAL AVERAGE 358.1



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Old Dixton Road
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3YT
01600 775177

School Description

Monmouth Comprehensive School is a vibrant and inclusive community. It is situated in an inspiring building, opened in 2018, which is full of space and light. The facilities contribute positively to pupils’ learning and well-being. Staff make good use of these facilities, for example in developing pupils’ creativity and physical skills. Many pupils, including those with additional learning needs (ALN), make good progress in literacy, numeracy and digital skills, and a minority make strong progress. A few pupils are notably articulate in speaking and highly effective in writing. Many pupils think critically and reflectively, and a few have exceptional creative skills. A few pupils do not sustain their concentration well enough in lessons and this hinders their progress. Most pupils enjoy school and behave well inside and outside of lessons. They are respectful, courteous and confident. The specialist resource base (SRB) for pupils with a wide range of complex learning difficulties is a highly inclusive environment, in which these pupils thrive, and they integrate well into mainstream activities when appropriate. Nearly all pupils in the sixth form display exemplary attitudes to learning and most make good progress. Overall, pupils’ attendance has not recovered to prepandemic levels and the attendance of pupils eligible for free school meals is a cause for concern. Since his appointment, the headteacher has provided a clear impetus for continuous school improvement that aims to enable all pupils to achieve their potential and enhance their future life-chances. Leaders aim to achieve this through high quality teaching that supports the implementation of Curriculum for Wales. They know the school well but do not always evaluate the impact of teaching on pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills precisely enough. The school has a coherent approach to professional learning, particularly the development of shared terminology and teaching strategies, which is having a positive impact on learning and teaching. In many cases, teachers’ enthusiasm for their subject and thoughtful lesson planning helps pupils to make good progress. The curriculum builds well on pupils’ prior learning from previous key stages and there is a wide range of further enrichment activities available for them. The provision to develop pupils’ appreciation of Welsh heritage and culture is underdeveloped. In addition, there are insufficient opportunities for pupils to develop their ability to speak Welsh. Pupils’ well-being is a high priority for the school and senior leaders have established a strong safeguarding culture which meets the needs of nearly all pupils. The wellbeing curriculum has been developed collaboratively with pupils to provide beneficial support for their physical, emotional and mental health.

Monmouth Comprehensive School Parent Reviews



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“Brilliant school”

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"> 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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