St. Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

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Albert Avenue
Flint
CH6 5JZ
01352 736900
Pupils
717
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2016)
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60.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School is an 11 to 18 mixed English-medium voluntary-aided comprehensive school within the Diocese of Wrexham. It serves the whole of Flintshire. There are currently 811 pupils on roll with 122 in the sixth form. This is 130 fewer than at the time of the previous inspection in 2008, although the number of sixth form pupils is similar. Around 11% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is below the national average of 17.4%. Around 20% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Nearly all pupils and students come from homes where English is the first language. Around 2% of pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language and very few pupils come from a minority ethnic background. Around 1% of pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard and a further 27% can speak Welsh, but not fluently. About 23% of pupils have special educational needs, which is below the national average of 25.4%. The percentage of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average of 2.5%. The headteacher was appointed to the post in 2012. All other members of the leadership team were in post prior to the headteacher’s appointment. In addition to the headteacher, the senior leadership team comprises of a deputy headteacher and three assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in 2015-2016 is £4,000 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Flintshire is £4,933 and the minimum is £3,783. St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School is ninth out of the 12 secondary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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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