Prestatyn High School


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English medium
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2 Princes Avenue
LL19 8RS
Prestatyn High School is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school maintained by Denbighshire local authority. There are currently 1,746 pupils on roll, including 360 in the sixth form. This compares with 1,769, including 339 in the sixth form, at the time of the previous inspection in December 2010. The school serves the town of Prestatyn and the surrounding villages. Over 17% of the pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is close to the Wales average. Nearly all pupils are from English speaking homes. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. Fifty eight (3.3%) pupils receive support for English as an additional language. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 26%, which is higher than the national average of 20.1%. The percentage of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is 1.4%, which is lower than the national average of 2.4%. The current headteacher has been in post since April 2006. The senior leadership team consists of six assistant headteachers, a business and finance manager, and, for 2014-2015, four seconded middle leaders. The individual school budget per pupil for Prestatyn High School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,191 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Denbighshire is £5,074 and the minimum is £4,191. Prestatyn High School is seventh out of the seven secondary schools in Denbighshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.
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How have we plotted this heat map?

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census. We calculate a likelihood of admission to a school from a given area based on this historical pupil data. Please see our methodology below.

Heat maps provide a useful indicator of general catchment areas but are not the same as a catchment area map published by the local authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating actual catchment maps for School Guide. Catchment maps are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
  2. Use the link to the relevant local authority (above) to find detailed catchment information.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school 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). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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. Small clusters of pupils in rural areas of Wales may not be represented in the data.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly (click on The Data tab, above) for individual admissions criteria.

See Catchment and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps

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