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Welcome to Cathays High School

Dear Parents and Guardians

Cathays High is an 11-19 mixed comprehensive school serving the heart of Cardiff, maintained by the City and County of Cardiff Local Education Authority.

We are a successful school where our students show high levels of success academically at GCSE, AS, A Level and other examinations as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We have students of all abilities attending the school and we benefit from parental choice with around 45% of our students coming from outside the designated primary school catchment area. About 150 students enter year 7 each year and the vast majority continue with their education post-16. This gives us a thriving and lively sixth-form.

Major investments in computer technology as well as our sports facilities on the school site, at Maindy Stadium and Heath Park have extended provision and opportunities available for our students and the local community.

Cathays High benefits from a hard-working, well-qualified and dedicated team of teachers and support staff. We are proud to be a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural school and we are fortunate to have pleasant, conscientious students and very supportive parents.

As a school we aspire to high standards of excellence and standards from our students in all that they do. We aim to ensure that students feel happy and safe as school as they work towards their future academic and personal success. We value all our members equally, regardless of gender, colour, creed, ability, class, age or status.

Cathays High is first and foremost a place of work, but we believe our school is more than about academic success. It is about being part of a wider community; it is about giving and taking opportunities; it is about being involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities that broaden educational experience; it is about preparing our students for life in the 21st Century.

I hope you will enjoy reading about Cathays High. There is always a warm welcome for you to visit us during the working day when we are happy to answer any questions you have. Please contact us to make an appointment to be shown around the school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Headteacher: Mr. R Phillips

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cathays High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 January 2016

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