Y Pant Comprehensive

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Cowbridge Road
Talbot Green
Pontyclun
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF72 8YQ
01443 562250
Pupils
1360
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2017)
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69.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Y Pant Comprehensive School is an English medium 11-18 mixed comprehensive school, maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. It serves the areas of Pontyclun, Talbot Green, Llantrisant and Llanharry. It has 1,256 pupils on roll, of whom 231 are in the sixth form. Around 20% of the school’s intake is from primary schools beyond the traditional Y Pant cluster. Twelve per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 17.4%. Nearly 15% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. The school receives pupils from the full range of ability. One per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is below the national average of 2.7%. A further 12% have special educational needs but no statement, which is below the national average of 17.6%. Very few pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. Very few pupils come from a minority ethnic background. The current headteacher was appointed in 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for Y Pant Comprehensive School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,770 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £4,511 and the minimum is £3,634. Y Pant Comprehensive School is 18th out of the 19 secondary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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 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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