Address: Argae Lane, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 1BL

Telephone: 01446 729250 Email:
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Criteria for entry in September 2022

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 ‘Admissions Committee’.

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.

All year 6 applications must be completed using the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s application process. Please open this link and click Apply Now. The closing date is 26th November 2021. 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 considered after all of the applications received on time.

In the event of oversubscription applications will be placed on a waiting list until 30th September 2021. 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. The planned admission number is 163.

Please click here for the Admissions Policy for 2022-2023.

In Year Transfer

Families, who move into the Vale of Glamorgan, during the academic year, will be required to complete an ‘in year transfer’ form requesting admission to school. Copies of the form are available from St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School.

Families may also wish to apply for a place at a different school for other reasons. If you are not moving house, you should talk to the school about the reasons for a change of school. There is a significant amount of research which shows that changing schools is disruptive and can have a negative impact on a student’s achievement. There are many reasons for this. Therefore, it is important that careful consideration is given, particularly in the case of pupils in Years 10 and 11 who would have made their GCSE choices. The ‘in year transfer’ form would have to be completed for the transfer to be considered.