Bedwas High School

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Newport Road
Bedwas
Caerphilly
CF83 8BJ
Pupils
645
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2017)
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55.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Bedwas High School is an English-medium 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated to the east of Caerphilly. It has 640 pupils on roll, including 87 in the sixth form. This is fewer than at the time of the last inspection, when there were 694 pupils on roll. Pupils are drawn from the villages of Bedwas, Trethomas, Graig-y-Rhacca and Machen. A third of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Just less than 23% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the Welsh average of 17.4% for secondary schools. No pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Nearly all pupils are from white British backgrounds with very few from minority ethnic groups. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is around 21%, which is below the national average of 25.1%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 1%, which is below the national average of 2.5%. The current senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, three assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Bedwas School in 2016-2017 is £4,211 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in the Caerphilly is £5,368 and the minimum is £4,025. Bedwas High School is eighth out of the 13 secondary schools in the Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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.

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