Dylan Thomas Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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John Street
Cockett
Swansea
SA2 0FR
Pupils
522
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2016)
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22.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Dylan Thomas Community School is an English-medium 11-16 comprehensive school in the City and County of Swansea. There are 500 pupils on roll compared with 578 when the school was last inspected in 2010. Around 49% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, compared with the Welsh average of 17.4% for secondary schools. This proportion is one of the highest for all secondary schools in Wales. Around 70% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the dominant language and very few pupils speak Welsh fluently. The proportion of pupils who come from ethnic minority groups is around 9%. Forty-three pupils (9%) have English as an additional language. The school’s intake represents the full range of ability, although many pupils join the school in Year 7 with difficulties in reading, and around half have a reading age significantly below their chronological age on entry. Approximately 55% of pupils are identified on the special educational needs register, which is significantly higher than the national average of 25.4%. Around 11% of pupils have statements of special educational needs, which is higher than the average for Wales as a whole of 2.5%. The school houses a specialist teaching facility as well as a provision for learners with autistic spectrum disorder. The current headteacher took up his post in 2006. The present senior leadership team comprises two deputy headteachers and one assistant headteacher. The individual school budget per pupil for Dylan Thomas Community School in 2015-2016 is £6,073 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Swansea is £6,073 and the minimum is £3,802. Dylan Thomas Community School is the highest out of the 14 secondary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Dylan Thomas Community 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.

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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