Catchment areas

You can apply for your child to be admitted to any school but children living within a primary or secondary school’s catchment area are given priority over children living outside the catchment area on application, although this does not guarantee a place at the school.

Every school in Newport serves a catchment area and every Newport address will fall within the catchment area of both an English-medium and a Welsh-medium school.

Your catchment school is not automatically your nearest school

Check your catchment before making an application for school as you may not be eligible for home to school transport assistance.

If you decide not to apply for your catchment school at all, this could increase the chances of your child not being allocated a place at a school of your choice.

Changes have been made to Welsh-medium primary catchment areas and secondary school catchment areas that will be effective from September 2021.

Primary school 

Secondary school 

The Welsh-medium secondary school catchment area covers the city of Newport as well as the catchment area for Ysgol Y Ffin in Monmouthshire.