Cathays High is an 11-19 mixed comprehensive school serving the heart of Cardiff.
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 an extensive range of extracurricular activities.
In our most recent inspection we achieved ‘Good with outstanding features’ and we have been nominated by the South East Wales Consortium for effective practice in raising attainment for a number of disadvantaged groups within our school community.
We have students of all abilities attending the school and we benefit from parental choice with around 60% of our students coming from outside the designated primary school catchment area. About 130 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. Many of our young people progress to the most prestigious Higher Education establishments such as Oxbridge.
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 at school as they work towards their future academic and personal success. We are a truly inclusive school and value all of our members equally, regardless of gender, colour, creed, ability, class, age or status.
The Leadership team and staff are proud of the young people that live and work as part of the community of the school. We are constantly striving to evaluate and improve the provision and standards of achievement of these young people to ensure they fulfil their potential in education. We take every opportunity to promote the importance of attendance and hard work as being vital ingredients for success in school and beyond. The school also endeavours to provide a well-rounded curricular and extracurricular programme to ensure we help to develop productive, proactive and prepared citizens for 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.