Brynmawr Foundation School

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Rhydw, Intermediate Road
Brymawr
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 4XT
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Pupils
700
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Ages
11 - 16
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Mixed
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Secondary (ages 11-16)
Mr ofsted
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
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(01/10/2019)
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42.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Brynmawr Foundation School is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school in Blaenau Gwent local authority. The school became grant maintained in 1992 and assumed foundation status in 1999. The sixth form was removed at the end of 2012-2013. There are 751 pupils on roll, compared with 943 pupils at the time of the last inspection in October 2007. The school serves Brynmawr and the surrounding area. About 24% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is above the Wales average of 17.7% for secondary schools. Around 46% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. A very few pupils come from a minority ethnic backgrounds and English is spoken as the first language in nearly all pupils’ homes. Just over 24% of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register. Around 1% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. The headteacher took up his post in September 2008. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, one acting deputy headteacher and two senior teachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Brynmawr Foundation School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,253 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Blaenau Gwent is £4,739 and the minimum is £4,253. Brynmawr Foundation School is third out of the three secondary schools in Blaenau Gwent in terms of 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.

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