Welshpool High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
845
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
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.

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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2017)
Full Report - All Reports
59.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Salop Road
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7RE
01938 552014

School Description

Welshpool High School is an English-medium 11-18 mixed comprehensive school, in Powys. It has 900 pupils on roll, including 163 in the sixth form. This is fewer than at the time of the last inspection when there were 1,070 on roll. Pupils are drawn from an area that includes Welshpool and the surrounding villages. Slightly more than 10% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Just over 11% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is below the Welsh average of 17.3% for secondary schools. About 3% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Most pupils are from white British backgrounds with very few from minority ethnic groups. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 25% which is very close to the national average of 25.1%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 1%, which is below the national average of 2.4%. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher, three assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Welshpool High School in 2016-2017 is £3,855 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Powys is £4,604 and the minimum is £3,797. Welshpool High School is tenth out of the eleven secondary schools in Powys in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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