Bishopston Comprehensive School

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Bishopston Comprehensive School


Name Bishopston Comprehensive School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address The Glebe, Bishopston, SA3 3JP
Phone Number 01792 234121
Type Secondary (ages 11-16)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1107 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Local Authority Swansea
Percentage Free School Meals 6.3%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Bishopston Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive school situated towards the west of Swansea. There are 1,105 pupils on roll compared with 1,096 pupils when the school was last inspected in April 2013. Nearly 7% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the national average of 17%. Most pupils speak English as their first language and most come from a white British background. Very few pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school’s intake includes the full range of ability. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 20.5%, which is just below the national average of 21.5%. Just over 4% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is higher than the national average of 2%. The school hosts a local authority specialist resource for pupils with speech, communication and language difficulties. In addition, the majority of pupils that attend the resource base have a diagnosis of autism. The headteacher has been in post since 2015, after having been acting headteacher from 2014. The senior leadership team consists of a deputy headteacher, an assistant headteacher, an inclusion manager, a senior teacher, a school business manager and a marketing and information and communication technology manager. All the senior team were in the school at the time of the last inspection, but none in their current leadership positions.