Olchfa School

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About Olchfa School

Name Olchfa School
Estyn Inspection Rating (Standards and Progress) Excellent
Address Gower Road, Sketty, SA2 7AB
Phone Number 01792 534300
Phase Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1825 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17
Local Authority Swansea
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Olchfa School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated in the west of Swansea. There are 1,700 pupils on roll, including 357 in the sixth form, which is slightly less than at the time of the previous inspection in 2011.

The school has a specialist teaching facility on site catering for hearing impaired pupils. Just over 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well below the national average of 17% for secondary schools. Under 10% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales.

Around 12% of pupils have a special educational need and 1.7% have a statement of special educational needs. Both of these figures are below the Welsh averages of 21.

5% and 2% respectively. Nearly a quarter ...of pupils come from an ethnic minority background and just over 20% speak English as an additional language. Only a very few pupils are fluent in Welsh.

The headteacher has been in post since 2001. The senior leadership team consists of a deputy headteacher, five assistant headteachers and a business manager. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum.

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