Queen Elizabeth High School


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Llansteffan Road
SA31 3NL
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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Queen Elizabeth High School is a bilingual 11 to 18 secondary comprehensive school in Carmarthenshire. There are 1,531 pupils on roll, including 278 in the sixth form. At the time of the last inspection there were 1,432 on roll. The school is situated on the outskirts of Carmarthen. Most pupils come from Carmarthen and the surrounding area. Around 16% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is lower than the national average of 17.7% for secondary schools in Wales. Around 6% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Around 8% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. Around 23% of pupils have a special educational need, which is higher than the national average of 19.2%. The school has a local authority resource provision for pupils with special educational needs, which caters for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate and severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, hearing impairment and dyslexia. Most pupils are from a White British background. Around 2% of pupils speak English as an additional language. Around 7% of pupils speak Welsh at home. Bilingual provision is limited. Two forms in each of Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught through the medium of Welsh for around half of their subjects but in key stage 4, apart from Welsh first language, no subjects are offered through the medium of Welsh. At the time of the last inspection the school was on two adjacent sites. A new school building replaced these and was opened on the same site in 2008. The headteacher has been in post since September 2011. The leadership team is made up of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers and four assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Queen Elizabeth High School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £5,128 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,238 and the minimum is £4,233. Queen Elizabeth High School is fourth out of the 14 secondary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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Pupil Level Annual School Census 2019

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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.

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.

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  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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