St Christophers School
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Special school

14 - 19
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

St Christopher’s School is situated in Wrexham and is maintained by Wrexham County Borough Council. It is a special school for pupils with a range of special educational needs. These needs include moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and autistic spectrum disorders. The school has 285 pupils on roll aged from six to 19 years. There are 203 boys and 82 girls. Pupils come mainly from Wrexham County Borough with the exception of 17 pupils who attend the school from Denbighshire, Shropshire, Flintshire, Cheshire and Hull. The school is divided into five departments. These are the junior, middle and senior departments, the behaviour support and autistic department, and the independent living department. Nearly all the pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils have additional learning needs which include physical, sensory and medical needs as well as speech, language and communication difficulties. English is the predominant language of nearly all pupils. One pupil speaks Welsh as his first language at home. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and 9 pupils receive support for English as an additional language. Seven per cent of the pupils have ‘looked-after child’ (LAC) status and approximately 49% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. St Christopher’s School strives to provide a high level of care and a curriculum which meets the varied, individual and specific needs of all their pupils. The school offers an extensive range of accredited vocational courses which can be accessed by pupils from all secondary schools in Wrexham. Specialist areas and facilities include the ‘Millennium Eco Centre’, hydrotherapy pool, hair and beauty salons and independent living bungalow. The school’s aim is to develop all pupils to their full potential, both educationally and socially, and to build upon their independent living skills in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. The school was last inspected in March 2008. The headteacher has been in post since 1993 and deputy headteacher, formerly an assistant headteacher at the school, has been in post since May 2013.

St Christophers School Catchment Area Map

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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 (released annually in July).

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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