Stanwell School

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Archer Road
Penarth
The Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 2XL
02920 707633
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Pupils
1993
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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
(01/05/2015)
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84.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Stanwell School is an English-medium mixed 11 to 19 comprehensive school with foundation status situated in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. There are around 2,000 pupils on roll, of whom around 470 are in the sixth form. These figures represent an increase since the time of the last inspection when there were around 1,830 pupils on roll. The school serves the communities of Penarth and Sully and it also attracts around three in every ten pupils from outside the catchment area. Around 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well below the national average of 17.5%. Just over 4% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Pupils entering the school represent the full range of ability. Around one in 10 have a special educational need. This figure is lower than the national average of 20.1%. Roughly 1% of pupils have statements of special education needs, which is below the national rate of 2.4% in Wales as a whole. Approximately one in ten pupils is from ethnic-minority backgrounds other than white British. A small proportion of pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. Less than 1% of pupils speak Welsh fluently. The headteacher has been in post since 2011. He is supported by two deputy headteachers and three assistant headteachers, all of whom have been in post for at least three years. The individual school budget per pupil for Stanwell School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £3,889 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan is £4,569 and the minimum is £3,889. Stanwell School is eighth out of the eight secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Stanwell School 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 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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