Chepstow School is a comprehensive school of around 820 pupils, including 200 students in our very successful 6th form. The school catchment is mixed, and centres around Chepstow town. We work very closely with our four cluster primaries Thornwell, Pembroke, Shirenewton and The Dell. In our wider cluster we also work with St Mary’s RC Primary in Chepstow. The primary school intake varies, and we recruit equally from all of these schools. The Cluster is strong and works together on sharing pedagogy, wellbeing, quality assurance, pastoral support and school business management as well as transition plans and moderation activities.
The school operates on a 3-year Key Stage 3 model with pupils completing options at the end of Year 9. At Key Stage 4 all pupils follow the core subjects of Sciences, Mathematics, Numeracy, English, English Literature, Welsh and Welsh Baccalaureate, although Pathways are modified to suit the individual needs of pupils. We have taken the strategic decision to ensure that Pathways suit individual aspirations and needs, so we offer a range of BTEC subjects as well as GCSEs. We are a hub school for Welsh Baccalaureate, and our results in the skills challenges are outstanding. We run a broad curriculum at Key Stage 5, and pupils attain exceptionally well above national average.
Results at Key Stage 4 over the last 5 years are good. Pupils achieved well in the core qualifications of A*-C grades and scored 362 points in Capped 9. At Key Stage 5, we celebrated excellent A level results with 35% of students achieving A*-A and 65% A*-B. 99% of our grades were at A*-E. Many students continue onto University, many of which are Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.