School banding: Welsh government school scores revealed

This table, produced by BBC Wales, ranks all secondary schools in Wales by the total score they were given by the Welsh government.

It is an assessment of a school's performance in the academic year 2011-12, where the lowest scores represent the best performance.

The scores were derived by assessing school performance within categories including GCSE results and attendance.

Within each category, a school's score is modified to take into account the percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals.

Most of the categories also take into account progress over time, to reward schools that are making improvements in performance.

The scores are used by the Welsh government to rank the schools into five bands.

School Local authority Score
Band 1 Schools

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe

Swansea

11.5

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

Vale of Glamorgan

12.5

Ysgol y Moelwyn

Gwynedd

12.5

Dyffryn School

Neath Port Talbot

13.5

Crickhowell High School

Powys

14

Cwmtawe Community School

Neath Port Talbot

14

Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen Bethesda

Gwynedd

14

Castell Alun High School

Flintshire

14.5

Glan Afan Comprehensive School

Neath Port Talbot

14.5

Bishop Vaughan School

Swansea

15.5

Cwrt Sart Commmunity Comprehensive

Neath Port Talbot

15.5

Newtown High School

Powys

15.5

Stanwell School

Vale of Glamorgan

16

Y Pant Comprehensive School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

16

Ysgol Botwnnog

Gwynedd

16

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni

Caerphilly

16

Bishop Gore School

Swansea

16.5

Bishopston Comprehensive

Swansea

16.5

St Albans RC High School

Torfaen

16.5

Flint High School

Flintshire

17

Mary Immaculate High School

Cardiff

17

Ysgol David Hughes

Isle of Anglesey

17

Alun School

Flintshire

17.5

Dwr Y Felin Comprehensive

Neath Port Talbot

17.5

Oakdale Comprehensive

Caerphilly

17.5

Ysgol Dinas Bran

Denbighshire

17.5

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

Swansea

17.5

Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera

Neath Port Talbot

17.5

Band 2 Schools

Cardiff High School

Cardiff

18

Ysgol Dewi Sant

Pembrokeshire

18

Ysgol Y Berwyn

Gwynedd

18

Dylan Thomas Community School

Swansea

18.5

Gowerton Comprehensive School

Swansea

18.5

Sir Thomas Picton School

Pembrokeshire

18.5

Prestatyn High School

Denbighshire

19

Ysgol Brynhyfryd

Denbighshire

19

Ysgol Y Grango

Wrexham

19.5

Birchgrove

Swansea

20

Blessed Edward Jones High School

Denbighshire

20

St Joseph's RC High School

Newport

20

Ysgol Eifionydd

Gwynedd

20

Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd

Denbighshire

20

Argoed School

Flintshire

20.5

Blackwood Comprehensive School

Caerphilly

20.5

Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School

Neath Port Talbot

20.5

Olchfa School

Swansea

20.5

Ysgol Bro Ddyfi

Powys

20.5

Ysgol Y Preseli

Pembrokeshire

20.5

Cardinal Newman RC School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

21

Coedcae Comprehensive School

Carmarthenshire

21

Llanfyllin High School

Powys

21

Rhyl High School

Denbighshire

21

St Brigid's Secondary

Denbighshire

21

St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive

Carmarthenshire

21

Cowbridge Comprehensive School

Vale of Glamorgan

21.5

Cynffig Comprehensive

Bridgend

21.5

Llangatwg Community School

Neath Port Talbot

21.5

Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig

Ceredigion

21.5

Bryngwyn School

Carmarthenshire

22

Builth Wells High School

Powys

22

Fitzalan High School

Cardiff

22

John Summers High School

Flintshire

22

Milford Haven School

Pembrokeshire

22

Newport High School

Newport

22

Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy

Conwy

22

Ysgol Y Gader

Gwynedd

22

Penyrheol Comprehensive School

Swansea

22.5

Welshpool High School

Powys

22.5

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin

Carmarthenshire

22.5

Connah's Quay High School

Flintshire

23

Maesteg Comprehensive School

Bridgend

23

Ysgol Greenhill School

Pembrokeshire

23

Ysgol Gyfun Pantycelyn

Carmarthenshire

23

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

Isle of Anglesey

23

Eirias High School

Conwy

23.5

Newbridge School

Caerphilly

23.5

Ysgol Brynrefail

Gwynedd

23.5

Bassaleg School

Newport

24

Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

Swansea

24

Porthcawl Comprehensive School

Bridgend

24

Band 3 Schools

Cathays High School

Cardiff

24.5

Pontllanfraith Comprehensive

Caerphilly

24.5

Sandfields Comprehensive School

Neath Port Talbot

24.5

St John Baptist High School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

24.5

Ysgol Y Creuddyn

Conwy

24.5

Elfed High School

Flintshire

25

Aberdare Girls' School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

25.5

Cefn Hengoed

Swansea

25.5

Hawarden High School

Flintshire

25.5

The Bishop of Llandaff

Cardiff

25.5

Ysgol Bro Gwaun

Pembrokeshire

25.5

Cymer Afan Comprehensive School

Neath Port Talbot

26

Gwernyfed High School

Powys

26

Llanishen

Cardiff

26

Monmouth Comprehensive School

Monmouthshire

26

St Joseph's RC and 6th Form Centre

Neath Port Talbot

26

Ysgol Bryn Elian

Conwy

26

Ysgol Glan Y Mor

Gwynedd

26

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Cardiff

26

Ysgol Gyfun Maes-Yr-Yrfa

Carmarthenshire

26

Ysgol Rhiwabon

Wrexham

26

Mountain Ash Comprehensive School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

26.5

Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

Isle of Anglesey

26.5

Ysgol Maesydderwen

Powys

26.5

Brynmawr Foundation School

Blaenau Gwent

27

Glyn Derw High School

Cardiff

27

Glyncoed Comprehensive

Blaenau Gwent

27

Maes Garmon

Flintshire

27

Penglais School

Ceredigion

27

St Cyres School

Vale of Glamorgan

27.5

Treorchy Comprehensive School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

27.5

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Carmarthenshire

27.5

Denbigh High School

Denbighshire

28

St Julian's Comprehensive School

Newport

28

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

Cardiff

28

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

Vale of Glamorgan

28.5

Cyfarthfa High School

Merthyr Tydfil

28.5

Pembroke School

Pembrokeshire

28.5

Radyr Comprehensive School

Cardiff

28.5

Rhosnesni High School

Wrexham

28.5

Tasker-Milward VC School

Pembrokeshire

28.5

Barry Comprehensive School

Vale of Glamorgan

29

Caldicot School

Monmouthshire

29

Duffryn High School

Newport

29

Pencoed Comprehensive

Bridgend

29

Risca Community Comprehensive

Caerphilly

29

The Maelor School

Wrexham

29

Ysgol Aberconwy

Conwy

29

Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Ceredigion

29

Archbishop McGrath Catholic School

Bridgend

29.5

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

Isle of Anglesey

29.5

Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron

Ceredigion

29.5

Rhymney Comprehensive School

Caerphilly

30

St Teilo's Church in Wales High School

Cardiff

30.5

Whitchurch High School

Cardiff

30.5

Band 4 Schools

Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

31

Brynteg School

Bridgend

31

Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

Bridgend

31

Ysgol Tre-Gib

Carmarthenshire

31

Brecon High School

Powys

31.5

Chepstow Comprehensive School

Monmouthshire

31.5

Cwmcarn High School

Caerphilly

31.5

Darland High School

Wrexham

31.5

Michaelston Community College

Cardiff

31.5

Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle

Gwynedd

31.5

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan

Conwy

31.5

Ysgol Friars

Gwynedd

31.5

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Torfaen

31.5

Caerleon Comprehensive School

Newport

32

Cantonian High School

Cardiff

32

Bishop Hedley High School

Merthyr Tydfil

32.5

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron

Ceredigion

32.5

Lewis School Pengam

Caerphilly

32.5

Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg

Vale of Glamorgan

32.5

Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari

Rhondda Cynon Taf

32.5

Ysgol Tryfan

Gwynedd

32.5

Abersychan Comprehensive

Torfaen

33

St David's High School

Flintshire

33

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

Flintshire

33

Tonypandy Community College

Rhondda Cynon Taf

33

Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi

Ceredigion

33

Ysgol John Bright

Conwy

33

Bedwas High School

Caerphilly

33.5

Heolddu Comprehensive School

Caerphilly

33.5

Holywell High School

Flintshire

33.5

St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High

Wrexham

33.5

Ysgol Bryn Alyn

Wrexham

33.5

Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

Carmarthenshire

33.5

Corpus Christi Catholic High School

Cardiff

34

Hawthorn High School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

34

Llanedeyrn High

Cardiff

34

Tonyrefail School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

34

West Monmouth School

Torfaen

34

Llantarnam School

Torfaen

34.5

Pentrehafod School

Swansea

34.5

Willows High School

Cardiff

34.5

Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg

Rhondda Cynon Taf

34.5

Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School

Powys

34.5

Ysgo Uwchradd Caergybi

Isle of Anglesey

34.5

Gyfun Llanbedr Pont Steffan

Ceredigion

35

Lewis Girls' Comprehensive School

Caerphilly

35

Lliswerry High School

Newport

35

Ysgol Ardudwy

Gwynedd

35

Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade

Carmarthenshire

35

Bryntirion Comprehensive

Bridgend

35.5

Llantwit Major School

Vale of Glamorgan

35.5

Rumney High School

Cardiff

35.5

Ysgol Morgan Llwyd

Wrexham

35.5

Llanidloes High School

Powys

36

Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn

Gwynedd

36

St Cenydd School

Caerphilly

36.5

Afon Taf High School

Merthyr Tydfil

37

Blaengwawr Comprehensive

Rhondda Cynon Taf

37

Dyffryn Taf

Carmarthenshire

37

Ebbw Vale Comprehensive

Blaenau Gwent

37

Band 5 Schools

Ferndale Community School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

37.5

Llanrumney High School

Cardiff

38

Porth County Community School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

38

Fairwater High School

Torfaen

38.5

St Martin's School

Caerphilly

38.5

Abertillery Comprehensive

Blaenau Gwent

39

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

Rhondda Cynon Taf

39

King Henry VIII Comprehensive

Monmouthshire

39.5

Pen-Y-Dre High School

Merthyr Tydfil

39.5

Queen Elizabeth High School

Carmarthenshire

39.5

St Illtyd's Catholic High School

Cardiff

39.5

John Beddoes School

Powys

40

Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda

Rhondda Cynon Taf

40

Llanwern High School

Newport

40.5

Croesyceiliog School

Torfaen

41

Llandrindod High School

Powys

41

Pontypridd High School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

41

Tredegar Comprehensive School

Blaenau Gwent

41

Ysgol Clywedog

Wrexham

41

Morriston Comprehensive

Swansea

41.5

Aberdare High School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

42

Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen

Gwynedd

42

Ysgol Y Gwendraeth

Carmarthenshire

42

Glan-Y-Mor School

Carmarthenshire

43

School banding information is also available from the Welsh government website.

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