Argoed High School

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Bryn Road
Bryn Y Baal
Nr Mold
Flintshire
CH7 6RY
Pupils
541
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2016)
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62.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Argoed High School is an 11-16 mixed English-medium community comprehensive school in Flintshire serving the areas of Mynydd Isa, Buckley, Alltami, New Brighton and Sychdyn. Two per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Currently there are 590 pupils on roll and this is slightly higher than at the time of the last inspection. Around 7% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the Welsh average of 17.4%. A very few pupils speak Welsh as a first language or speak Welsh at home. The proportion of pupils who come from ethnic minority groups is around 1.6%. A very few pupils have English as an additional language (EAL). Fourteen and a half per cent of pupils have special educational needs, compared with 25.4% nationally, and 6.3% of pupils have statements of educational needs, compared with 2.5% nationally. The school has two specialist teaching facilities, one for pupils with speech and language difficulties and the other for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The leadership of the school comprises the headteacher, who has been in post since 2011, three assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Argoed School in 2015-2016 is £4,377 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Flintshire is £4,933 and the minimum is £3,783. Argoed School is fifth out of the 12 secondary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Argoed High School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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.

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