St Joseph's Catholic And Anglican High
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
719
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-16)
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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  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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2020)
Full Report - All Reports
64.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Sontley Road
Wrexham
LL13 7EN
01978 360310

School Description

St. Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High School is an English-medium, 11 to 16 mixed voluntary-aided comprehensive school and is the only shared faith secondary school in Wales. Most pupils come from Wrexham and the surrounding area. There are 689 pupils on roll compared with 598 pupils at the time of the last inspection. Pupils transfer to the school from 51 primary schools. Around 9% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is well below the national average of 17.7% for secondary schools in Wales. Sixteen per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Pupils at the school represent the full range of ability. Around 2.5% of pupils have statements of special educational needs and this is similar to the percentage for Wales as a whole. Around 8% of pupils have a special educational need. This is less than the national average of 19%. Most pupils are from a white British background. Around 19% of pupils speak English as an additional language. There are virtually no pupils who speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. The current headteacher has been in post since January 2010. The deputy headteacher took up his post in September 2013. The present senior leadership team comprises of the headteacher, deputy headteacher, four assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for St Joseph's in 2013-2014 is £4,293 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Wrexham is £4,908 and the minimum is £4,293. St. Joseph’s is ninth out of the nine secondary schools in Wrexham in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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