Caldicot School

Name Caldicot School
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Mill Lane, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 5XA
Phone Number 01291 426436
Type Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1294 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Monmouthshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Caldicot School is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school, serving the town and the surrounding area, and maintained by Monmouthshire County Council. Currently the school has 1,312 pupils, including 170 in the sixth form, which is a slight increase from the 1,293 at the time of the last inspection in November 2013. Around 9.7% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the Welsh average of 16.4% for secondary schools. Less than 1% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. About 20% of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register. The school has a local authority Special Needs Resource Base for children with moderate to severe learning needs. It accommodates up to 55 pupils across the 11-18 age range, with approximately 10 new pupils in Year 7 joining every September. The percentage of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is 4.4% compared with the average of 2.2% for the whole of Wales. Very few pupils are from a minority-ethnic or mixed-race background. Very few pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The acting headteacher took up his post in April 2018. The interim senior leadership team consists of the acting headteacher, a deputy headteacher, an assistant headteacher, a director of teaching, a corporate wellbeing manager and the business manager. There is an extended senior management group that includes three assistant directors and two pathway leaders.