Denbigh High School

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Ruthin Road
Denbigh
Denbighshire
LL16 3EX
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Pupils
490
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.25
Estyn grade
(01/11/2016)
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47.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Denbigh High School is an English-medium 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school and is maintained by Denbighshire local authority. The number of learners has decreased from the 955 at the time of the last inspection to the current 726. However, over this time the number in the sixth form has increased slightly to the current 127. The school serves Denbigh, St Asaph and the surrounding rural areas. Around 21% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 17.4%. Just under 13% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. The school receives pupils from the full range of ability. There are more boys than girls. Very few pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language and very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background. About 2% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs compared with the national average of 2.6%. About 8% of the learners speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. For sixth form provision, the school is part of the Dyffryn Clwyd Consortium together with other schools and two further education colleges. The headteacher took up his post in September 2011. The senior leadership of the headteacher and two assistant headteachers was expanded in January 2012 to include three temporary associate assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Denbigh High School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £4,301 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Denbighshire is £4,659 and the minimum is £3,831. Denbigh High School is fourth out of the eight secondary schools in Denbighshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Denbigh High School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  1. Look at our 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 last 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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