Bishop Gore School

Name Bishop Gore School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address De La Beche Road, Sketty, SA2 9AP
Phone Number 01792 411400
Type Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1235 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.7
Local Authority Swansea
Percentage Free School Meals 24.1%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Bishop Gore School is an English medium 11 to 18 comprehensive school situated in the Sketty area of Swansea. There are 1,002 pupils on roll, including 112 in the sixth form. This is around 200 fewer pupils than at the time of the last inspection in December 2009. Around 26% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is higher than the national average of 17.5% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 38% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales Around 23% of pupils have a special educational need, including 4% with a statement of special educational needs. This is higher than the national averages of 20.1% and 2.4% respectively. The school has a Specialist Teaching Facility (STF) for about 15 pupils with moderate learning difficulties funded by the local authority. Many pupils are from a white British background. Around a quarter of pupils are of other ethnic groups and 12% of pupils speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils are fluent Welsh speakers. The leadership team is made up of the headteacher who has been in post since 2007 and four assistant headteachers, all of whom were at the school at the time of last inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for Bishop Gore School in 2014-2015 is £4,370 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Swansea is £6,408 and the minimum is £4,024. Bishop Gore School is 11th out of the 14 secondary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.