Abersychan Comprehensive
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
789
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-16)
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2016)
Full Report - All Reports
38.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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01495 773068

School Description

Abersychan Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11-16 co-educational school in Torfaen. There are 866 pupils on roll compared with 935 when the school was last inspected in 2009. Around 25% of pupils are eligible for free school meals compared with the Welsh average of 17.1% for secondary schools. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the main language. Very few pupils say they speak Welsh at home. The proportion of pupils who come from ethnic minority groups is around 1%. Very few pupils have English as an additional language. The school’s intake represents the full range of ability. Approximately 36% of pupils are identified on the special educational needs register. This is significantly higher than the national average of 25.1%. Just less than 3% of pupils have statements of special educational needs, which is similar to the average for Wales as a whole of 2.4%. The school houses a special needs resource base local authority provision for learners with moderate learning difficulties; this currently has 30 pupils across two key stages, 19 of whom have statements. The current headteacher came into post in September 2015. The senior leadership team is comprised of one deputy, four assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Abersychan Comprehensive in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,765 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Torfaen is £4,765 and the minimum is £4,028. Abersychan Comprehensive is first out of the six secondary schools in Torfaen in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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