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Act in the belief that all can succeed.

Be an inclusive school, offering suitable learning opportunities for all.

Create a commitment to learning as a life long activity.

Develop each pupil individually and value their achievements and progress.

Encourage respect, treating each other with dignity and courtesy.


We believe that all can succeed. Thank you for taking an interest in our school. We have much to be proud of and believe that whilst there is always scope for improvement, that we offer excellent opportunities for the young people and the communities which we serve.

We are a mixed comprehensive school of approaching 1600 pupils, including around 300 students in the Sixth Form. At present, we take pupils from seven feeder primary schools – Bryn Celyn, Coed Glas, Glyncoed, Llanishen Fach, Llysfaen, Ton-yr-Ywen and Thornhill.

We also welcome a number of pupils from other primary schools including Birchgrove and Rhiwbina. A number of these pupils come into our Specialist Hearing Impaired Unit. Others come by parental preference from other parts of the city. We fully support the current Welsh educational model of not having to choose to be a specialist school in one field.

Our hope is to strive for excellence in all areas of both the timetabled curriculum and everything else that a school can provide. We are determined to continually work towards the five Educational Goals that are highlighted on the front page of this website. We hope that this website can make some contribution towards those goals, keeping you informed and sharing achievements. We would also welcome any constructive feedback on its layout or content.

We expect all of our students to achieve five or more GCSEs or equivalent and over the last three years an average of 97% have done so. We expect most of our pupils to achieve five or more GCSE passes, or equivalent at grades A* and over the last three years an average of 77% have done so. We expect the great majority of our students to achieve these five good passes, including English and Mathematics and over the last three years an average of 61% have done so. Whilst these are very sound achievements, we are never satisfied and are always striving for our pupils to do better.

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