Llanidloes High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)

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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

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

Llanidloes High School is an 11 to 18 mixed, community school maintained by Powys local authority. It is an English-medium school with significant Welsh provision. The school is situated in the small town of Llanidloes and serves a large, mainly rural, catchment area. The school shares its campus with a primary school. The Autistic Spectrum Disorder centre for North Powys is located at the school. There are 529 pupils on roll with 72 in the sixth form. At the time of the last inspection, there were 787 pupils on roll with 123 in the sixth form. Around 12.5% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is below the average of 17.4% for Wales. No pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 15% of pupils are on the school’s additional needs register, which is below the national average of 25.4%. Around 3% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is slightly above the national average. Ninety-nine per cent of pupils are White British. Twelve per cent of pupils are fluent in Welsh and around 4% of pupils speak Welsh at home. Less than 1% of pupils have a language other than English as their first language. The headteacher has been in post since January 2016. The senior management team consists of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers. The school budget per pupil for Llanidloes High School in 2015-2016 is £4,343. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Powys is £4,565 and the minimum is £3,778. Llanidloes High School is fourth out of the 11 secondary schools in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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