A group of top-performing GCSE pupils at Stanwell School

In the annual WalesonLine survey of secondary schools neither Stanwell School nor St Cyres School figure in all-Wales “Top Ten” .

Their standings are based on a raft of comparative data on every school in the country and rank Stanwell School in 13th place and St Cyres at 46th.


Stanwell School Penarth – as rated on the “blackboard” of WalesonLine

In 2016 Stanwell scored 76.2 points – but this year Stanwell only managed 70.9. However the school rates the maximum 5 stars and gets 5 stars for Teaching and 5 stars for attendance.

Stanwell’s GCSE performance fell slightly in 2016

The number of pupils at Stanwell School is now 2,000. Full details for Stanwell School are on

St Cyres Secondary School in Penarth

Now for the figures for St Cyres School:-

The Wales on Line survey’s “blackboard” results for St Cyres ranks it at the 46th place of best schools in Wales and points out it has a financial deficit.

St Cyres school has hauled itself up the ratings from a lowly 119th place in last year’s survey to 46th place this year (out of 210 schools in Wales). Teaching gets 5 stars and overall the school rates 4 stars.

St Cyres’s GCSE performance is graphed here in blue

St Cyres (the blue line) did well in last year’s GCSE results, better than the national average ( in yellow) and on par with the average for the other 7 secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Full details for St Cyres school are on


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  1. Pat Sullivan says:

    St Cyres school has lots of students outside of the Vale how many ?

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