Ebbw Fawr Learning Community

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Lime Avenue
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 6GL
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Pupils
1219
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Ages
3 - 16
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Middle (ages 3-16)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2016)
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50.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ebbw Fawr Learning Community is an English-medium 3-16 school maintained by Blaenau Gwent local authority. The school opened in 2012 as a 3-18 school after the closure of two local secondary and two primary schools. A third local primary school closed in August 2013 with a majority of those students joining the primary phase. The sixth form was removed at the end of 2012-2013. There are 1,410 pupils on roll, with 1,060 in the secondary phase and 350 in the primary phase. The school moved into new primary buildings in November 2012 and new secondary buildings in in November 2012 and September 2013. The primary and secondary phase buildings are approximately 1.5 miles apart. Around 24.4% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average for secondary schools at 17.4% and for primary schools which is 20.1%. Pupils are drawn from Ebbw Vale and the surrounding area. Around 28.4% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language and come from a white, British background. The school receives pupils from the full ability range. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is around 21%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 4%. The school has a learning resource for pupils with complex needs attached to the school and these pupils are included within the school roll. The senior leadership team consists of the director and three phase directors. The director and two phase directors took up their posts in September 2012. An additional phase director started in September 2015. The individual school budget per pupil for Ebbw Fawr Learning Community in 20152016 means that the budget is £4,654 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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