Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School
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Llanfair Caereinion
SY21 0HW
01938 810888
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Caereinion High School is a naturally bilingual mixed community school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils located in the small town of Llanfair Caereinion, and it is maintained by Powys local authority. There are 545 pupils on roll, compared to 597 at the time of the last inspection in October 2007. There are 95 pupils in the sixth form. The majority of pupils come from the eight primary schools within the rural catchment area of the school. Other pupils who wish to receive Welsh-medium education come from Welshpool and Newtown. English is the main language spoken in the homes of 65% of pupils. Fifty-four percent of the pupils are fluent Welsh speakers. Most pupils come from a white British background. The catchment area is neither prosperous nor disadvantaged. Seven point five percent (7.5%) of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure which is lower than the national average of 17.7%. Pupils represent the full range of ability and around 15% have a special educational need. This figure is lower than the national average of 19.2%. One per cent of pupils have statements of special educational need. This figure is lower than the national average of 2.5% for Wales as a whole. The headteacher was appointed to his post in September 2008 after being acting headteacher since January 2007. The senior management team includes the headteacher, deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers. The individual budget per pupil for Caereinion High School in 2013-2014 is £4,487. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Powys is £4,966 and the minimum is £3,877. The school is in the third position of the 13 secondary schools in Powys in terms of budget per pupil.

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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 (released annually in July).

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.

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