St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
801
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-16)
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021

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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2017)
Full Report - All Reports
67.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Argae Lane
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF63 1BL
01446 729250

School Description

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive with 755 pupils on roll. This is higher than at the time of the last inspection. It is the only Catholic secondary school in the Vale of Glamorgan. It has a large catchment area that includes parishes such as Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Rhoose in the west, and Barry and Penarth in the east. It also admits a small number of pupils from the west of Cardiff. The school provides religious education and worship distinctive of the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church. Around 13% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national average of 17.1% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 27% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 2% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.4% for Wales as a whole. Around 27% of pupils have a special educational need, which is higher than the national average of 25.1%. Most pupils are from a white British background. Around 3% of pupils speak English as an additional language. Around 1% of pupils speak Welsh fluently. The leadership team is made up of the headteacher, who has been in post since 2015, a deputy headteacher, three assistant headteachers and four associate assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in 2016-2017 is £4,167 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan is £4,836 and the minimum is £3,889. St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School is fifth out of the seven secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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