Whitchurch High School is a popular co-educational maintained comprehensive school with almost 2,500 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/Ty Calon Centre) 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

Whitchurch High School is part of the coordinated admissions process facilitated by Cardiff Council.  The application process opens on September 25th 2023 and closes on November 20th 2023. If your child is currently in Yr 6 and you wish to apply for a place at WHS please click here. For further information regarding Whitchurch High School’s admission policy, please click on the links below:



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


Sixth Form

The application process for 2022 – 23 has now ended.

Information regarding applications for September 2024 will be published here in December 2023. However, if you require any further information prior to that, please e-mail

For information about subject choices at Whitchurch High School please CLICK HERE.


Ty Calon Centre

Students are identified through the Annual Review Process in their Primary schools usually during year 5 and if the Ty Calon Centre 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 Ty Calon Centre 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.