Cantonian High School

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About Cantonian High School

Name Cantonian High School
Estyn Inspection Rating (Standards and Progress) Good
Address Fairwater Road, Fairwater, CF5 3JR
Phone Number 02920 415250
Phase Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 884 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16
Local Authority Cardiff
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Cantonian High School is an English-medium 11-18 community school maintained by Cardiff local authority.

It is located in Fairwater and serves the surrounding area in the west of Cardiff. There are currently 580 pupils on roll. This is an increase from the time of the last inspection but the number in the sixth form has declined from 128 to 57 pupils.

Nearly 38% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well above the national average of 16.4%. Around 53% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales.

Only a very few pupils are fluent in Welsh and speak Welsh at home while close to 13% speak English as an additional language. Around 37% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is highe...r than the national average of 22.9%.

The 7.5% of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is well above the national average of 2.2%.

The school incudes three units supporting pupils with autistic spectrum disorder, those with general learning difficulties and those at risk of permanent exclusion. The current headteacher was appointed in October 2015. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers, an associate assistant headteacher and a business manager.