Ysgol Eifionydd
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 16
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
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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.

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School Description

Ysgol Eifionydd is a naturally bilingual secondary school for 11-16 year-old pupils. It is situated in the town of Porthmadog in Gwynedd, and pupils come from the towns of Porthmadog and Criccieth, and the rural area of Eifionydd. There are 364 pupils on roll, which is 67 fewer pupils than at the time of the last inspection in October 2011. Around 8.9% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national figure of 17%. Seventeen per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register, which is lower than the national average. Two point two per cent (2.2%) of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is very close to the national figure. Sixty-nine per cent of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. A very few pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The headteacher has been in post since April 2016. The school’s senior management team includes the headteacher and two assistant headteachers. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Ysgol Eifionydd April 2018 Summary Ysgol Eifionydd is a close community with a caring and supportive ethos. Most pupils behave well and treat their teachers, visitors and peers with respect. Many pupils have strong oral skills and make valuable contributions to the school and the area through extra-curricular and charitable activities. Overall, pupils enjoy their time at the school a great deal. Efficient leadership has ensured a strong sense of pride and belonging among the school’s pupils and staff. However, it has not had enough of an effect on pupils’ achievement in important areas or ensured teaching of a consistently high quality. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Ysgol Eifionydd April 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve standards across the school R2 Strengthen the quality of teaching across the school to stretch pupils of all abilities R3 Improve the effectiveness of middle leaders so that they are wholly accountable for all aspects of provision and standards within their areas of responsibility R4 Sharpen self-evaluation and planning for improvement processes to include a clear evaluation of strengths and areas for improvement in the standards and quality of teaching R5 Improve provision for pupils with additional learning needs What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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