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Whitchurch High School

PENLLINE ROAD
WHITCHURCH
CARDIFF
Cardiff
CF14 2XJ
Telephone: 029 2062 9711 or 029 2062 9700
Fax: 029 2062 9701
Website: http://www.whitchurchhs.com/
001002003004005006

About Us

General Information on Whitchurch High School -
Ysgol Uwchradd Eglwys Newydd
Whitchurch High School is a co educational comprehensive school with almost 2,400 pupils on roll. Our intake is drawn from our eight partner primaries based in north Cardiff. The school is based on two sites in the suburb of Whitchurch. Years 7, 8 and 9 are based on the lower school site off Manor Way, with Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 students on the upper school site in the Village. We are an inclusive school and have a SEN Specialist Resource Base on both sites which admits up to sixty pupils from throughout the city. The popularity of the school means that it is oversubscribed in all year groups.

Whitchurch High School became a Foundation Status School as of 1st September 2011 meaning that the governors are responsible for student admissions, they are the employers, with the school buildings and land placed in trust. The school continues to be a maintained Cardiff LEA comprehensive school.

We aim to achieve excellence. We are very proud of the School’s outstanding reputation.
Huw Jones-Williams Head teacher

Awards

Investors in PeopleWelsh Secondary Schools AwardCareers Wales 2003Basic Skills Agency - Quality Mark 2International school Award 2011 - 2014ICT Mark Accredited

Student/NQT Information

ITT Training Institution
Pilot for WAG
GTP

Uniform

Girls Uniform
Black knee length skirt or trousers
School polo shirt
Appropriate school sweatshirt
White or dark socks
Dark plain top coat/raincoat/anorak
Black sensible shoes

Boys Uniform
Black trousers
School polo shirt
Appropriate school sweatshirt
Dark socks
Dark plain top coat/raincoat/anorak
Black sensible shoes

Dark coloured coats should be sensible and weather proof. Denim, leather jackets and coats with logos and slogans are not suitable and must not be worn. In the interests of safety, shoes should be flat; no sling backs, no sandals, no high heels. Absolutely no training shoes. Jewellery: only one stud size earring per ear and a watch is allowed. Hair should be in a simple style which is acceptable, clean, neat and safe. Extreme and distinctive haircuts are not acceptable. All items of uniform and equipment must be clearly labelled with the owners name.

Vocational Qualifications

Whitchurch High School has a broad curriculum at KS4 and KS5 which includes approximately 30 AS and A subjects, AVCE, GNVQ, the International Baccalaureate and a wide range of GCSE subjects. In addition, a range of vocational qualifications is offered at 14-16. This includes applied GCSE's, vocational GCSEs such as Catering and Electronics and RSA certification. NVQ accreditation is brokered by tHE LEA through an innovative scheme linking the school with other North Cardiff schools and training providers.

Extra Curricular Events

A wide range of study support activities is offered throughout the school. Please view the school's website on www.whitchurchschool.org.uk for further information.

Teaching and learning

The school places a real focus on teaching and learning and is at the forefront of implementing the latest research and best practice. There is a Teaching and Learning Committee which has specific responsibilities for this. Staff training and support is highly developed. The school received excellent feedback from Estyn in the recent Inspection for the very high standards of teaching at all Key Stages.

Motto

Learning for LIfe

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