Elfed High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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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.

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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School Description

Elfed High School is an English-medium 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive school serving the town of Buckley. It is maintained by Flintshire local authority. There are currently 526 pupils on roll. There were 704 pupils on roll at the time of the last inspection in November 2010 when the school was an 11 to 18 comprehensive school. Since September 2014, sixth-form provision in the area has been restructured and there are 27 pupils currently in Year 13. Fifteen of the school’s pupils are based in the Flintshire additional learning needs resourced provision, ‘Hafan’, on site. An additional nine pupils are dual registered with Ysgol Maes Hyfryd and attend a second resourced provision in Elfed High School. This provision is now known as the Cyswllt facility. More than 15% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is just below the average of 17.5% for secondary schools in Wales. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. Around 97% of pupils are from a white British background. Nine pupils are learning English as an additional language. A total of 37% of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register, which is higher than the Wales average of 20.1%. Three per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. This figure is a little higher than the national average of 2.5%. The headteacher has been in post since April 2006. The senior leadership team consists of one deputy headteacher and a business manager. There are four ‘learning directors’ who attend senior leadership meetings. They are middle leaders with significant whole-school responsibilities. The individual school budget per pupil for Elfed High School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,437 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Flintshire is £4,794 and the minimum is £3,702. Elfed High School is fourth out of the 12 secondary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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