St John Baptist C.I.W. High School

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St John Baptist C.I.W. High School


Name St John Baptist C.I.W. High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Glan Road, Aberdare, CF44 8BW
Phone Number 01685 875414
Type Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 973 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Percentage Free School Meals 12.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

St John Baptist Church in Wales High School is an English-medium, 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school in Rhondda Cynon Taff. The school is located in Aberdare. There are 968 pupils on roll, compared with 1,014 pupils at the time of the last inspection in March 2014. There are 157 pupils in the sixth form compared with 234 at the time of the last inspection. Around 12% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is below the national average of 16.4% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 1% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs compared with 2.2% for Wales as a whole. Around 22% of pupils have a special educational need. This is slightly lower than the national average of 22.9%. Most pupils are from a white British background. Fewer than 1% of pupils are fluent in Welsh. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The headteacher has been in post since 2006. The senior management team also includes a deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers and one acting assistant headteacher.