Welcome to the Cardiff West Community High School website.
We are a brand new secondary school serving the West of Cardiff. Our motto is ‘Create your World’ and we have an exciting partnership with the creative economy in Cardiff. As a ‘Pathfinder’ school, for the Creative Arts, we have the very highest expectations for all of our students.
We have recently moved into our state of the art new build school on Penally Road (CF5 5XP) and all students now attend this site with the old Michaelston Road site now closed. This move has been positive for the school and most importantly the community in the west of Cardiff. We are excited to be able to now offer the most up to date and effective education providing students will opportunities and skills to aid them throughout their lives.
The site consists of a state of the art full size 3G+ football/rugby pitch, sports hall and activity suite. The main building has a range of differently resourced classrooms, labs and open learning areas such as a Science demonstration area, Maths/English breakout zones and computer suites. The building has many creative spaces including a hall with tiered seating, music practise rooms and a library area including a quiet pod for focussed reading. The third building on the South side is the Sixth Form Centre which houses a diverse range of rooms designed specifically with maximised learning in mind. Lecture theatres, laboratories, conference rooms, salon and classrooms are all equipped with the newest and most up to date technology and equipment providing students a gateway to further their education post 16.
The Cardiff West CHS School Day for 2018/19 will be as follows:
9-10am Period 1
10-11am Period 2
11.20-12.20pm Period 3
12.50-13.50pm Period 4
13.50-14.50pm Period 5
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The £36m project will create a brand new home for the school next to Trelai Park in Caerau, and at eight form-entry, the new build will be able to accommodate up to 1200 pupils, in over 13,500 square metres of floor space.
Along with new school buildings split into three separate blocks, the 8.8 hectare site will accommodate new playing fields and a mixed use games area.
Admissions for the 2018/2019 year will open in November 2017.
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Images showing how the new building for Cardiff West Community High School will look have been released by Cardiff Council today.Read More
Cardiff West Community High School is set to become a ‘pathfinder school’, promoting links forged under a 'Creative Education Partnership' that will see some of the biggest names in Cardiff’s creative sector joining forces with the local authority to promote creativity at the heart of learning.Find Out More
At Cardiff West Community High School we want every pupil to achieve the academic success necessary to realise their dreams; to help them to develop as considerate, resilient, enterprising, ambitious, trustworthy and employable students who can engage fully with the creative economyFind Out More