The John Frost School

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Lighthouse Road,
Duffryn
Newport
NP10 8YD
01633 654100
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Pupils
1158
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2014)
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43.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Duffryn High School is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school, serving the south-western part of Newport and is maintained by Newport City Council. Currently the school has 1,161 pupils, including 201 in the sixth form, which is a similar number to that at the time of the last inspection in May 2009. For its post-16 provision, the school is part of the ‘Newport West Sixth Form Collaboration of Schools and Coleg Gwent’. Around 36% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is much higher than the Wales average of 17.7% for secondary schools. Just over half the pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 30% of pupils are from a minority-ethnic or mixed-race background and a quarter of them come from homes where English is not the main language. Around a quarter of pupils receive specialist support to improve their English. Very few pupils speak Welsh as their first language. About 29% of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register. The percentage of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is 4% compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. The headteacher took up his post in September January 2004. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers and three assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Duffryn High School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,580 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Newport is £4,893 and the minimum is £3,857. Duffryn High School is third out of the eight secondary schools in Newport in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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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