Risca Community Comprehensive

Secondary

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Pontymason Lane
Rogerstone
Newport
NP11 6YY
Pupils
639
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2014)
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49.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Risca Community Comprehensive is an 11 to 16 school maintained by Caerphilly County Borough Council. There are 409 pupils on roll, which is lower than the 525 pupils at the time of the last inspection. The school has one main partner primary school. It shares two other partner primary schools with a neighbouring secondary school. The school receives pupils from the full range of ability. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is around 22%, which is higher than the national average of 19.2%. Around 8% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is higher than the national average of 2.6%. The school houses the local authority specialist resource base for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. Most children come from English-speaking families, although a few (8%) speak ethnic languages at home. No pupils are fluent Welsh speakers. The headteacher was appointed in 2009. The senior leadership team consists of one senior assistant headteacher and one assistant headteacher. The individual school budget per pupil for Risca Community Comprehensive School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,858 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Caerphilly is £4,973 and the minimum is £3,684. Risca Community Comprehensive School is second out of the 14 secondary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Risca Community Comprehensive 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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