Key Dates for Parents

For the key dates during the Spring term follow this link:
Spring Term

For the key dates during the Summer term follow this link:
Summer Term

Estyn Inspection

'We know we are a good school with outstanding features.

Estyn inspectors confirmed this in 2007 and again in May 2013'

Read the full report published on May 2nd 2013.

Welsh Phrase of the Month

Ymadrodd Cymraeg y Mis

Gwella - To improve
I wella - In order to improve

Theme of the week

Thema yr wythnos

“The value of knowledge and education”

Applying for Sixth Form?

Internal Applicants in Year 11

External Applicants from other schools

Anyone wishing to apply to Cathays High Sixth form should print off a copy of the application form, and return completed forms by post or email to Mrs A Portlock-White. There is a different form for internal (current Year 11 pupils) and external students (those who will be new to school). Please ensure that you print off the correct form.

KS3 Guide - 2014/2015

KS3 Guide for Years 7, 8 & 9

Click here to access some helpful information on KS3

KS4 Guide - 2014/2015

KS4 Guide for Years 10 & 11

Click here to access some helpful information on KS4

Child Protection Policy

Click this link to view the updated Cathays High Child Protection Policy.

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Colli laith

Well known singer Heather Jones was born in Cardiff and attended Cathays High. She sang a famous song called 'Colli Iaith' (Losing a Language) in 1971. The poet Harri Webb wrote the words to Colli Iaith and there was an item on the TV programme Pethe recently, as it's 40 years since the single 'Colli Iaith' was released. We arranged for Heather come to the school to film the item – enjoy it.

Free Meals for Students

A free school meal service operates at Cathays High School.
Click here to see who's eligible.

School Footwear

All pupils please note that from September only black shoes are allowed. No trainers, boots, sandals etc.

Mend: Free health course

Click the image to download a flier about the free 10 week Mend health and activites course


Strategic Equality Plan

View the Cathays High School Strategic Equality Plan.

Poem by a Year 8 Student

“City Poem”

By Laura Wright

Bollards and posts,
Sidewalks and cars,
Broken down people,
Sitting in broken down bars,
Men and their guns,
Rats and back alleys,
Criminals in cells,
Drawing chalk tallies,
A house on a hill,
With dust for a door,
Cardboard for windows,
And mud for a floor,
A city in debt,
Felt for time to kill,
But I must stay here,
Against my will.

Laura Wright recently entered The Poetry Games competition and had her entry, called ‘City’, published in the latest anthology produced by The Young Writers organisation.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:30

BBC News School Report @ Cathays

BBC News School Report In Progress

BBC Wales in Cardiff generously invited our students to share in their fun and professional demands by reporting the news on radio and TV on News Day, 21st March, 2013. They participated in making news stories they chose for being relevant and engaging, such as a report on ‘Women in ICT’ for Radio Wales and another on ‘Body Image’ for Wales Today.

We’ve put together just a few of the public opportunities our pupils enjoyed on the day. Please browse the news articles, radio and TV programs that appear below.

And stay tuned for more reports still to come!

For more information about the School Report, visit the BBC site at:

Special thanks to the BBC staff for their beautiful welcome hosting and supporting us so kindly for News Day! It was a tremendous learning experience.

Please enjoy the news articles that appear via thumbnails below and to the right.

Below there are some videos to do with the report!

Rugby: Wales Vs. England

Cardiff Childrens Lit Festival

Cardiff City Football










 Malala's Dream Comes True

Earth Hour


Body Image






BBC radio Wales Good Evening Show


  BBC News School Report in Progress


  BBC Radio Wales Report On Women In ICT

Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 10:50

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