Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
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Heol Y Bont
Gogledd Llandaf
CF14 2JL
02920 333090
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf is a designated Welsh school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils. The school is maintained by Cardiff local education authority. There are 1,132 pupils on roll, in comparison with 1,302 at the time of the last inspection in May 2011. This change in numbers is a result of opening a third Welsh-medium comprehensive school in Cardiff. The school is situated near the river Taff in Llandaff North, and serves the centre of the city of Cardiff from north to south. Seventeen point nine per cent (17.9%) of pupils live in areas that are among the 20% most disadvantaged in Wales. Ten point one per cent (10.1%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This figure is lower than the national percentage of 17.1%. Approximately 36% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes, but all pupils study Welsh as a first language. A very small percentage of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school admits pupils from the full range of ability. Twenty per cent (20%) of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, and 1% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. These figures are close to the national averages. A resource centre for pupils with profound learning needs from across all parts of the local education authority is situated at the school. It has 12 pupils, all of whom are on the school roll. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The leadership team includes the headteacher, a deputy headteacher and five assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in 2016-2017 is £5,014. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Cardiff is £6,861 and the minimum is £4,327. Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf is in eighth place of the 19 secondary schools in Cardiff in terms of school budget per pupil.

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf 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.

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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