Cantonian High School can admit 181 pupils into each year group. Pupils mainly come from the Fairwater, Pentrebane, Ely and Canton areas of Cardiff. The main partner primary schools tend to be Fairwater, Pentrebane and Peter Lea, although we regularly admit pupils from Llandaff City Church in Wales, Herbert Thompson, Lansdowne Road, Millbank, Radnor Road and Severn Road Primary schools, as well as several others.
We have established close links with our partner primary schools and we take great care to ensure that the transition to Cantonian is an enjoyable one for our pupils. During the summer term of Year 6, pupils and their parents are invited to the school to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and to meet the staff. Our Transition Plan formal arrangements are held up as a model of good practice and more than meet the requirements placed upon us.
Pupils are carefully assessed by both primary and Cantonian staff to ensure that each child is placed in an appropriate grouping, and of course we make sure that children are placed with at least one of their special friends whenever possible.
We monitor each child very carefully especially in the first term after they have arrived because we want to make sure that they have settled into school and that they have been placed in a suitable tutor group. Any alterations will always be made in full consultation with parents.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Head of Key Stage 3, Mr G H Davies, on 029 2041 5250.
Further information is also available from the Council's admissions website