West Monmouth School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)

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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
01495 762 200

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.

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Blaendare Road
01495 762080

School Description

Staff and governors at West Monmouth School are committed to helping pupils to thrive in a supportive environment. They use a range of strategies to raise pupils' aspirations and provide them with beneficial individual support where needed. Most pupils feel safe in school. They value the opportunities they have to participate in extra-curricular activities, develop their leadership skills and play an active role in school life. Nearly all pupils behave maturely around the school and show respect to their teachers and their peers. In the many lessons where teachers plan suitably demanding tasks, pupils engage well in their learning and make sound progress. A minority of pupils find it hard to work independently and do not always make the progress that they could. This is often because teaching does not challenge them sufficiently. Leaders have secured a number of improvements to the school's work. They have been successful in promoting a culture of safeguarding, have improved rates of attendance well and use a range of beneficial strategies to reduce the impact of poverty on pupil outcomes. They have developed a curriculum which meets the needs of nearly all pupils effectively and are making sound progress in developing their Curriculum for Wales. However, the school has not developed a sufficiently effective approach to the progressive development of pupils' skills across the curriculum or ensured that all teaching consistently challenges pupils to achieve as highly as possible. In general, leaders have a sound understanding of the main strengths and areas for development in their areas of responsibility. However, there is too much variation in how rigorously leaders evaluate their provision and how precisely they plan for improvement.

West Monmouth School Parent Reviews

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“Excellent high school in Torfaen”

"> This school is very good for be a state school. The teachers are very support with the pupils and looking for the best way to help the children to feel happy in the school and achieve good result in education. Any problem with the kids they are willing to help and resolve it and always they have good communication with the parents. I am happy my son is going to this school and he is happy there and I will recommended it to any parents in the area.
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