Admissions Applications



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The Governing Body is the Admitting Authority for St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School. In accordance with the provisions of the Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005, the Governing Body has delegated responsibility for determining admissions to its ‘Admissionsweb image for admissions 150

Our catchment area covers the parishes Our Lady and St Illtyd’s, Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Rhoose, St Helen’s, Barry, St Mary’s Dinas Powys, and St Joseph’s Penarth. Our designated feeder schools are St Helen’s, Barry and St Joseph’s, Penarth. Our designated feeder schools are St Helen's, Barry and St Joseph's, Penarth.

All applications must be completed using the school’s application form. Completed forms should be returned directly to St Richard Gwyn. If posted please obtain proof of postage. Late applications received after the closing date will only be considered ‘when a good reason is given’. School Admissions Code No 005/2013. Otherwise they will be consideredafter all of the applications received on time.

In the event of oversubscription applications will be placed on a waiting list until 30th September 2017. Applications will be ranked in accordance to the oversubscription criteria. The governing body will consider applications received from families of multiple birth children (twins, triplets etc) collectively against the oversubscription criteria. which is at the back of the application form. The planned admission number is 163. To download and print the Admissions Application form please click on the button below


*September 2016

The ‘School Admissions Policies and Procedures’ briefing note (September 2016) advised admitting authorities to calculate proximity, ‘independently’ using the ‘LA system’. As a result, proximity for September 2017 admission and subsequent appeals will be calculated using the Vale measuring system not Google maps as indicated on application forms and policy above.


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