Caerleon Comprehensive School
|Caerleon Comprehensive School|
|Cold Bath Road, Caerleon, Newport, Wales|
|School district||City of Newport|
|Head teacher||Mrs L Picton BA (hons.), MA(Ed.), NPQH|
There are around 1600 pupils on roll, including around 400 Key Stage 5 students studying at the sixth form. All pupils are required to wear a uniform, including grey trousers or a knee-length skirt, a navy blue jumper, a navy blue blazer, a sky blue shirt and a maroon tie for boys or a pin badge girls. Sixth formers are distinguished through white shirts and full, maroon ties.
The school crest comprises a Roman eagle above the emblem of a fortress, a reference to Caerleon's Isca Augusta Roman fortress). This is underscored by the school's motto, 'Maximising Potential' as of September 2016. In 2011, an altered timetable to accommodate students studying sciences at the school but travelling from Newport was put in place.
According to a 2016 Estyn inspection, all students leaving at Key Stage 4 left with a recognized qualification. Department for Education performance tables reveal Caerleon Comprehensive's success record, with an average of 95% of pupils who took their GCSEs between 1998-2000 achieving five or more A to G grades, and 72% achieving five or more grades at A to C.
Notable former pupils
- Nigel Vaughan, Wales international footballer
- Nick Walne, Wales international rugby union player
- Ashley Smith, Rhys Jenkins, Tyler Morgan and Ashton Hewitt: Dragons rugby union players
- Greg Pritchard, countertenor and contestant and semi-finalist in the 2009 series of Britain's Got Talent.
- Steve Lowndes, Wales international footballer, former teacher
- Rachel Rice, 2008 Big Brother winner. She also undertook teacher-training at the school, during the spring of 2008, prior to her appearance.
- Darragh Mortell, actor.
- Tyler Morgan, Wales international rugby union player
- Newport City Council, August 2011
- Caerleon Comprehensive School, 2012-2013
- Caerleon Comprehensive School Sixth Form Department, 2012-2013[permanent dead link]
- South Wales Argus, December 2011.
- Newport City Council, 2010. Archived 2015-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- Department for Education statistics noting national examination success rates.
- National Assembly for Wales, 2000 Archived 2005-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
- South Wales Argus Article, May 2009.