The Pontypridd High School

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Cilfynydd
Pontypridd
CF37 4SF
01443 486133
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Pupils
910
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Ages
11 - 18
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Mixed
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Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/01/2015)
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54.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Pontypridd High School is a mixed 11 to 18 community school maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. It has 1,041 pupils on roll including 162 in the sixth form. At the time of the last inspection in November 2008, there were 936 pupils in total including 140 in the sixth form. The school serves an area in and to the north of Pontypridd. Around 20% of the pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the Wales average. Just under a third of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Nearly all pupils are from English speaking homes and no pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 23%, which is higher than the national average of 20.1%. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs, which is well below the national average of 2.4%. Just under 3% of the pupils receive support for English as an additional language. At post-16, the school is part of the Pontypridd Learning Partnership with a neighbouring secondary school. The headteacher took up his post in January 2007. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers, six ‘Emerging Leaders’ and the finance and support services manager. One of the deputy headteachers and all the emerging leaders have been appointed recently. The individual school budget per pupil for Pontypridd High School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,263 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £5,134 and the minimum is £1,934. Pontypridd High School is 10th out of the 18 secondary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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.

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

  1. Look at our 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 last 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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