Ysgol Bro Dinefwr
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SA19 6PE
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Ysgol Bro Dinefwr is an 11-18 mixed, naturally bilingual school maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. There are currently 1,156 pupils on roll with 197 in the sixth form. Ysgol Bro Dinefwr is a new school which opened in September 2013, initially across two separate sites. The school is an amalgamation of Ysgol Pantycelyn and Ysgol Tregib. The school moved into a new building in September 2016. The school is situated in the town of Llandeilo and serves the town and a large, mostly rural, area. The proportion of pupils in receipt of free school meals is 11.5%. This figure is below the national average of 17.1%. About 48% of the pupils come from homes where the predominant language spoken is English, and 30% come from Welsh-speaking homes. Fifty-five per cent of pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard within the school. Nearly all pupils come from a white, British background. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Pupils represent the full ability range. Eight per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs and a further 19% have been identified as needing some support. The school has two learning resources for pupils with severe and complex needs. There are 37 pupils registered at these resources and these pupils are included within the school roll. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, a deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers and two acting assistant headteachers. The headteacher has been in post since the school has opened, having previously been headteacher at Ysgol Tre Gib and Ysgol Pantycelyn. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Bro Dinefwr in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,744 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Carmarthenshire is £5,432 and the minimum is £3,584. Ysgol Bro Dinefwr is third out of the 12 secondary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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.

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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.

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