Ysgol Bro Hyddgen
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4 - 19
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School Description

Ysgol Bro Hyddgen is situated in the town of Machynlleth within Powys local authority. The school admits pupils to the primary department from three years old and admits pupils from other partner primary schools both within and beyond the local authority to the secondary department. There are 488 pupils on roll, 199 of whom are in the primary department and 289 in the secondary department. Ysgol Bro Hyddgen is a combination of two former schools, namely Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth and Ysgol Bro Ddyfi. It was opened in September 2014. Ten point nine per cent (10.9%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 17.1% for secondary schools and 20.1% for primary schools. This percentage splits into 8% in the secondary department and 14.5% in the primary department. The school provides for the full range of ability. One point two per cent (1.2%) of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Sixty-two per cent (62%) of pupils come from non-Welsh speaking homes. Forty-four per cent (44%) of pupils speak Welsh fluently. Pupils are streamed linguistically, and one class in each year receives education through the medium of English. The leadership team includes the headteacher, deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher. The headteacher was appointed in February 2014 in preparation for opening the school in September. The deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher were appointed in May 2014. All were members of the leadership team at Ysgol Bro Ddyfi. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen in 2016-2017 is £4,732.

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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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