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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic High School, Cardiff

Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 3°09′40″W / 51.534°N 3.161°W / 51.534; -3.161
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Corpus Christi RC High School
Ysgol Uchwradd Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi High School
Ty Draw Road
Lisvane, Cardiff
CF23 6XL

TypeState (voluntary aided) secondary
MottoTogether we are the body of Christ
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
HeadteacherPatrick Brunnock [1]
Years offered7-11
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)purple and gold
Feeder schoolsChrist the King Primary, Holy Family Primary, St. Bernadette's Primary, St. Joseph's Primary, St. Peter's Primary, St. Philip Evans' Primary

51°32′02″N 3°09′40″W / 51.534°N 3.161°W / 51.534; -3.161

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic High School (formerly Lady Mary, Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd Corpus Christi) is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic secondary school located in Lisvane, Cardiff, Wales. The school is co-educational and accepts children aged 11–16.[2] Corpus Christi has traditionally performed well, with consistently good and above-average performance shown during inspections.[3][4]


Corpus Christi was founded in 1987, having originally been called Lady Mary High School. The school moved from Cyncoed Road to the current purpose-built school in 1995 following the old building becoming structurally unsound.

Lady Mary High School originally included its own Sixth Form college. However, the school does not have a sixth form so pupils go to St. David's Catholic College for further education and for some vocational courses at GCSE.



In 2015, there were 1042 students enrolled at the school, a slight increase on previous years.[3] Most students come from one of six feeder primary schools in the wider Cardiff area, and the school can accept up to 215 students for each year group.[5] The school is regularly oversubscribed,[6] with places difficult to get for new Year 7 students,[7] particularly for students not from one of the feeder schools.



  1. ^ "Corpus Christi R.C High School". Cardiff Council Schools. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Corpus Christi High School Cardiff". Corpuschristi.cardiff.sch.uk. Archived from the original on 9 March 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales (February 2015). "A report on Corpus Christi Catholic High School" (PDF). Estyn. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  4. ^ Evans, Gareth (20 April 2015). "Glowing inspection report for Cardiff faith school". walesonline. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  5. ^ "CORPUS CHRISTI HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY" (PDF). Corpus Christi Catholic High School. April 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  6. ^ Wightwick, Abbie (8 July 2019). "Girl, 11, refused place at Catholic school sister already goes to". walesonline. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  7. ^ Wightwick, Abbie (13 September 2019). "Boy hasn't been to school for two weeks because there are no places". walesonline. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

External links[edit]

2009 Estyn Inspection Report

2015 Estyn Inspection Report