Whitchurch High School is a popular co-educational maintained comprehensive school with almost 2,400 pupils on roll. The school is based on two sites in the suburb of Whitchurch. Years 7, 8 and 9 are based on the lower school site off Manor Way, with Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 students on the upper school site in the Village.

We are an inclusive school and have a SEN Specialist Resource Base (SRB) on both sites which admits up to seventy pupils from throughout the city. Cardiff Council separately administers all admissions for the SRB in partnership with the school.

As a Foundation School the governors are the Admissions Authority and therefore directly manage all mainstream admissions.

Year 6

All applications must be done on-line through the Cardiff Council website The applications link will open the week commencing Monday 27th September 2021 and close Monday 22nd November 2021. After this date, applications should be made directly to the school using the link below. Applications made after the deadline will be treated as Late Applications and will not be considered in the first round of offers.


Further information for parents regarding the school’s admission policy will be displayed prior to the application process opening on links that will be shown below:

Please Click Here for a short presentation on the application process.


Years 7 - 11

For in year transfers, please apply direct to Whitchurch High School using the application form below:


Please ensure that you:

  • Fully complete the application form
  • Provide proof of your address
  • Provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate



Whitchurch High School offers a thriving and successful Sixth Form with strong international ethos, offering high standards of teaching and pastoral care in a friendly learning environment with quality facilities.

Please click below for our application form and entry requirements for the academic year 2021-22:

If you require any further specific information prior to the option grid being published, please contact the Sixth Form Pastoral Secretary Mrs Naomi Williams on 02920 629 742.

Sixthform Admission Appeals

If you want to appeal to the governors for admission to Whitchurch High School’s Sixth Form, please click here. Please note, the student’s school e-mail address will be needed to access this form.  This form can be used when a student has narrowly missed the entry requirements and would like to join Year 12.  It can also be used for current KS5 students who may want to ask the governors if they can repeat a year as a result of unforeseen / uncontrollable circumstances.


Specialist Resource Base

Students are identified through the Annual Review Process in their Primary schools usually during year 5 and if the SRB at Whitchurch High school is a consideration, then parents are invited to visit.

Please note that staff at Whitchurch High school cannot decide who will be allowed a place.

This decision is made by the Case Advisory Panel, following all advice received during the student’s Annual Review process.

When the Statement is amended to show Whitchurch High school SRB as the placement for the student in year 7, then a Transition programme will be implemented. This will begin in the Summer Term in year 6.