Rhosnesni High School
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11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)

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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.

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  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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Rhosnesni Lane
LL13 9ET
01978 340840

School Description

Rhosnesni High School is an English-medium 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive school maintained by Wrexham County Borough Council. The school is situated in the east of Wrexham and draws from seven feeder primary schools. The number of pupils has decreased from 1,150 at the time of the last inspection to 980. Around 24% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 17.4%. Around 23.7% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Pupils entering the school are drawn from the full range of socio-economic backgrounds and represent the full range of ability. Around 16% have a special educational need. This figure is lower than the national average of 18.6%. The school has resourced provision for pupils with both specific and moderate learning difficulties and around 4% of pupils have statements of special educational needs. This figure is higher than the average of 2.6% for Wales as a whole. There are around 60 more boys than girls in the school. Around 11% of pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language, and around 7% of pupils come from a minority ethnic background. No pupil speaks Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. The headteacher took up his post in September 2008 and a new deputy headteacher started in September 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Rhosnesni High School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £4,527 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Wrexham is £4,871 and the minimum is £4,182. Rhosnesni High School is fifth out of the nine secondary schools in Wrexham in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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