School banding Wales 2013

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All secondary schools in Wales have been given a score and then placed in a banding group of between one and five.

It is an assessment of a school's performance in the academic year 2012-13 with Band 1 the best and Band 5 at the other end of the scale.

The scores were derived by assessing school performance within four broad categories:

  • The percentage of pupils achieving five A* to Cs at GCSE including English or Welsh and mathematics
  • The best eight GCSEs of pupils
  • The performance of pupils at GCSE in English or Welsh and mathematics
  • 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 a school's progress over time, to reward schools that are making improvements in performance.

Schools are scored on 12 separate measures in total, to provide an overall result, although two of the measures only count for half a point score.

Low scores are better than high scores.

School Score Band
Blaenau Gwent

Brynmawr Foundation School

27.5

Band 3

Ebbw Vale Comprehensive

33.5

Band 4

Abertillery Comprehensive

40

Band 5

Tredegar Comprehensive School

28

Band 3

Bridgend

Cynffig Comprehensive

32

Band 4

Maesteg Comprehensive School

26

Band 3

Porthcawl Comprehensive School

27.5

Band 3

Pencoed Comprehensive

19

Band 2

Archbishop McGrath Catholic School

35

Band 4

Brynteg School

22.5

Band 2

Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

44

Band 5

Bryntirion Comprehensive

29

Band 3

Caerphilly

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni

18

Band 2

Oakdale Comprehensive

31

Band 4

Blackwood Comprehensive School

36

Band 4

Newbridge School

31.5

Band 4

Pontllanfraith Comprehensive

37

Band 4

Risca Community Comprehensive

21.5

Band 2

Rhymney Comprehensive School

27

Band 3

Cwmcarn High School

30

Band 3

Lewis School Pengam

25.5

Band 3

Bedwas High School

39.5

Band 5

Heolddu Comprehensive School

40.5

Band 5

Lewis Girls' Comprehensive School

22

Band 2

St Cenydd School

32

Band 4

St Martin's School

37

Band 4

Cardiff

Mary Immaculate High School

27

Band 3

Cardiff High School

22

Band 2

Fitzalan High School

26

Band 3

Cathays High School

31

Band 4

Bishop of Llandaff

31

Band 4

Llanishen

35.5

Band 4

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

28

Band 3

Glyn Derw High School

32

Band 4

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

22.5

Band 2

Radyr Comprehensive School

26.5

Band 3

St Teilo's C-in-W High School

24

Band 2

Whitchurch High School

33.5

Band 4

Michaelston Community College

37.5

Band 5

Cantonian High School

30

Band 3

Corpus Christi Catholic High School

29

Band 3

Llanedeyrn High

36

Band 4

Willows High School

26.5

Band 3

Rumney High School

39.5

Band 5

Llanrumney High School

39.5

Band 5

St Illtyd's Catholic High School

39

Band 5

Carmarthenshire

Coedcae Comprehensive School

21.5

Band 2

St John Lloyd Catholic Comp School

26.5

Band 3

Bryngwyn School

25

Band 3

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin

29.5

Band 3

Ysgol Gyfun Pantycelyn

33

Band 4

Ysgol Gyfun Maes-Yr-Yrfa

21.5

Band 2

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

38

Band 5

Ysgol Tre-Gib

32

Band 4

Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

21.5

Band 2

Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade

25

Band 3

Dyffryn Taf

33

Band 4

Queen Elizabeth High School

32

Band 4

Ysgol Y Gwendraeth

42.5

Band 5

Glan-Y-Mor School

41

Band 5

Ceredigion

Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig

23

Band 2

Penglais School

20

Band 2

Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

23.5

Band 2

Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron

40.5

Band 5

Ysgol Bro Pedr

27.5

Band 3

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron

17.5

Band 1

Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi

22.5

Band 2

Conwy

Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy

23

Band 2

Eirias High School

24.5

Band 3

Ysgol Y Creuddyn

34

Band 4

Ysgol Bryn Elian

18

Band 2

Ysgol Aberconwy

29.5

Band 3

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan

28

Band 3

Ysgol John Bright

23.5

Band 2

Denbighshire

Ysgol Dinas Bran

23.5

Band 2

Prestatyn High School

30

Band 3

Ysgol Brynhyfryd

24.5

Band 3

Blessed Edward Jones High School

25

Band 3

Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd

18.5

Band 2

Rhyl High School

17

Band 1

St Brigid's Secondary

22.5

Band 2

Denbigh High School

29

Band 3

Flintshire

Castell Alun High School

23.5

Band 2

Flint High School

16

Band 1

Alun School

14.5

Band 1

Argoed School

32

Band 4

John Summers High School

30.5

Band 3

Connah's Quay High School

23.5

Band 2

Elfed High School

18

Band 2

Hawarden High School

22.5

Band 2

Maes Garmon

21.5

Band 2

St David's High School

22

Band 2

St. Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

26.5

Band 3

Holywell High School

34

Band 4

Gwynedd

Ysgol Y Moelwyn

12

Band 1

Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen Bethesda

22.5

Band 2

Ysgol Botwnnog

15.5

Band 1

Ysgol Y Berwyn

25.5

Band 3

Ysgol Eifionydd

26.5

Band 3

Ysgol Y Gader

29

Band 3

Ysgol Brynrefail

27.5

Band 3

Ysgol Glan Y Mor

31.5

Band 4

Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle

18.5

Band 2

Ysgol Friars

28

Band 3

Ysgol Tryfan

25

Band 3

Ysgol Ardudwy

16

Band 1

Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn

25

Band 3

Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen

31

Band 4

Isle of Anglesey

Ysgol David Hughes

23

Band 2

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

19

Band 2

Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

22

Band 2

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

14.5

Band 1

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

23

Band 2

Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa High School

35

Band 4

Bishop Hedley High School

33

Band 4

Afon Taf High School

34

Band 4

Pen-y-Dre High School

27

Band 3

Monmouthshire

Monmouth Comprehensive School

34

Band 4

Caldicot School

24

Band 2

Chepstow Comprehensive School

28

Band 3

King Henry VIII Comprehensive

41

Band 5

Neath Port Talbot

Dyffryn School

24

Band 2

Cwmtawe Community School

14

Band 1

Glan Afan Comprehensive School

15.5

Band 1

Cwrt Sart Community Comprehensive School

16.5

Band 1

Dwr Y Felin Comprehensive School

13

Band 1

Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera

17

Band 1

Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School

27

Band 3

Llangatwg Community School

27

Band 3

Sandfields Comprehensive School

25.5

Band 3

Cymer Afan Comprehensive School

22

Band 2

St Joseph's RC School and 6th Form Centre

18

Band 2

Newport

St. Joseph's RC High School

29.5

Band 3

Newport High School

24

Band 2

Bassaleg School

19

Band 2

St Julian's Comprehensive School

36

Band 4

Duffryn High School

31.5

Band 4

Caerleon Comprehensive School

21.5

Band 2

Lliswerry High School

42

Band 5

Llanwern High School

25

Band 3

Pembrokeshire

Ysgol Dewi Sant

27.5

Band 3

Sir Thomas Picton School

23

Band 2

Ysgol Y Preseli

30.5

Band 3

Milford Haven School

38

Band 5

Ysgol Greenhill School

23

Band 2

Ysgol Bro Gwaun

32

Band 4

Pembroke School

24.5

Band 3

Tasker-Milward V.C. School

42

Band 5

Powys

Crickhowell High School

18.5

Band 2

Newtown High School

28.5

Band 3

Ysgol Bro Ddyfi

28.5

Band 3

Llanfyllin High School

31.5

Band 4

Builth Wells High School

36.5

Band 4

Welshpool High School

26

Band 3

Gwernyfed High School

23.5

Band 2

Ysgol Maesydderwen

32.5

Band 4

Brecon High School

36.5

Band 4

Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School

36.5

Band 4

Llanidloes High School

19.5

Band 2

John Beddoes School

39

Band 5

Llandrindod High School

33

Band 4

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Y Pant Comprehensive

15

Band 1

Cardinal Newman RC Aberdare Girls' School

20

Band 2

St John Baptist High School

20

Band 2

Aberdare Girls' School

35.5

Band 4

Mountain Ash Comprehensive School

19.5

Band 2

Treorchy Comprehensive School

20.5

Band 2

Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School

37

Band 4

Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari

38.5

Band 5

Tonypandy Community College

35.5

Band 4

Hawthorn High School

28

Band 3

Tonyrefail School

39

Band 5

Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg

37

Band 4

Blaengwawr Comprehensive

27

Band 3

Ferndale Community School

17

Band 1

Porth County Community School

38.5

Band 5

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

27.5

Band 3

Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda

24.5

Band 3

Pontypridd High School

37

Band 4

Aberdare High School

29

Band 3

Swansea

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe

13

Band 1

Bishop Vaughan School

25.5

Band 3

Bishop Gore School

21.5

Band 2

Bishopston Comprehensive

21.5

Band 2

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

17.5

Band 1

Dylan Thomas Community School

22

Band 2

Gowerton Comprehensive School

14.5

Band 1

Birchgrove

32.5

Band 4

Olchfa School

21.5

Band 2

Penyrheol Comprehensive School

19.5

Band 2

Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

32.5

Band 4

Cefn Hengoed

23

Band 2

Pentrehafod School

20

Band 2

Morriston Comprehensive

40.5

Band 5

The Vale of Glamorgan

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

29

Band 3

Stanwell School

16.5

Band 1

Cowbridge Comprehensive School

19

Band 2

St Cyres School

35.5

Band 4

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

27

Band 3

Barry Comprehensive School

44

Band 5

Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg

17.5

Band 1

Llantwit Major School

33.5

Band 4

Torfaen

St. Albans RC High School

18

Band 2

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

23

Band 2

Abersychan Comprehensive

38.5

Band 5

West Monmouth School

32

Band 4

Llantarnam School

41

Band 5

Fairwater High School

28.5

Band 3

Croesyceiliog School

19

Band 2

Wrexham

Ysgol Y Grango

28.5

Band 3

Ysgol Rhiwabon

34

Band 4

Rhosnesni High School

32

Band 4

The Maelor School

19.5

Band 2

Darland High School

36.5

Band 4

St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High

24.5

Band 3

Ysgol Bryn Alyn

35.5

Band 4

Ysgol Morgan Llwyd

21.5

Band 2

Ysgol Clywedog

38.5

Band 5

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