St Martin's School

Secondary

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Pupils
985
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2019)
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61.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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St Martin’s School is an English-medium 11-18 comprehensive school in Caerphilly. There are 1,000 pupils on roll, including 178 in the sixth form. At post-16, the school works with two other schools and further education colleges as part of the Caerphilly Basin Partnership. At the time of the last inspection there were 1,037 on roll. The school is situated close to Caerphilly town centre and most pupils come from the town. Around 22% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is higher than the national average of 17.7% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 29% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 2% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. Around 11% of pupils have a special educational need, which is lower than the national average of 19.2%. Most pupils are from a White British background. Fewer than 1% of pupils speak English as an additional language. Around 1% of pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher has been in post since 2009. The leadership team is made up of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher and four assistant headteachers. The structure and personnel of the senior leadership team have changed significantly over the last three years. These changes have included the appointment of the deputy headteacher in 2012 and three internally appointed assistant headteachers. These assistant headteachers have also retained their middle leadership responsibilities. The individual school budget per pupil for St Martin's School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,967 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Caerphilly is £4,973 and the minimum is £3,684. St Martin's School is 10th out of the 14 secondary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.

St Martin's 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 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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