Willows High School is situated in the South east of Cardiff and serves the areas of Splott, Tremorfa and Adamsdown. We currently have approximately 750 pupils on roll and cover the 11 – 16 age range. We are proud to be part of a strong local community where we work closely with our local primary schools to ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to succeed during their time in education.
We are particularly proud of our Learning Centre which many local children have benefited from in the last 17 years. Approximately 50 pupils attend homework club on Mondays and Thursdays. 2010 saw us achieve our best GCSE results ever with 34% of pupils achieving 5 A* - C grades or their equivalent.
Our motto is ‘Belong, Believe, Achieve’ and we seek to make sure that all members of our community parents, staff and pupils, are ready to take up the challenge of becoming a lifelong learner."
Pupils at Willows have a choice of over 40 courses to choose from when they enter Year 10. We place great emphasis on the care and wellbeing of all pupils.
All pupils have a Form Tutor and Progress Manager who follow them through their 5 years in the school.
We work in an area of high population change and significant challenge. 44% of our pupils qualify for Free School Meals. One of our main challenges is helping pupils to overcome some of the barriers to learning they experience outside school. An increasing number of our pupils choose to remain in education when they leave us and we have excellent links with Coleg Glan Hafren, St. David’s Catholic 6th Form College and Cardiff High School in providing post 16 placements for our pupils.
Our motto is ‘Belong, Believe, Achieve’ and we seek to make sure that all members of our community parents, staff and pupils, are ready to take up the challenge of becoming a lifelong learner.