The latest review of unused school places at secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan show that all of them have empty desks – except for Penarth’s top-performing Stanwell School which running “above capacity” with 143 more pupils than it should have.
Stanwell Secondary School has a capacity for 1,856 pupils – but in 2016 it actually had a school roll of 1,999 – meaning that the popular school had 7.70% more pupils than it should have had.
St Cyres School on the other hand was running under-capacity . It has 1,280 school places but in fact filled 1,112 of them – meaning there were 168 spare places – an undercapacity rate of 13.13% .
PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN PENARTH
The figures also show that primary Schools in Penarth are coming under increasing pressure and are running out of school places.
- Evenlode Primary School – with 452 pupils – not only has no empty places – but has 32 more pupils than it should have.
- It’s a similar picture in St Joseph’s R.C.Primary School where there are 191 pupils on the school roll – 7 in excess of the school’s authorised 184 places
- Albert Primary School – with 382 pupils – has just 3 unfilled places
- Cogan Primary has a capacity of 210 – and just 4 unfilled places
- Fairfield Primary has 292 pupils and 23 unfilled places
- Victoria Primary has 420 pupils and 45 unfilled places
- Ysgol Pen y Garth [the Welsh-medium primary school] has a capacity for 420 pupils and has 350 on the school roll and so is 16.67% under-capacity.