Alun School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
1596
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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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
(01/04/2016)
Full Report - All Reports
67.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Wrexham Road
Mold
Flintshire
CH7 1EP
01352 750755

School Description

The Alun school is a mixed English-medium comprehensive school in Mold, Flintshire. Currently there are 1,682 pupils on roll, including 483 in the sixth form, compared with 1,762 and 556 respectively when the school was last inspected in 2010. Around 10% of pupils are eligible for free school meals compared with the national average of 17.4%. Around 8% live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. The school has 12 feeder primary schools, but receives pupils from up to 30 primary schools across Flintshire. Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language and come from a white, British background. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is close to 20%, which is below the national average of 25.4%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 2.2%, which is close to the national average of 2.4%. The school has a specialist resource base on site for hearing impaired pupils, who are predominantly mainstream educated. The current headteacher took up her post in 2014. The senior team comprises one deputy headteacher, three assistant headteachers and an associate assistant headteacher. The individual school budget per pupil for Alun School in 2015-2016 is £3,893 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Flintshire is £4,933 and the minimum is £3,783. Alun School is 11th out of the 12 secondary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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