Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

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Faenol Avenue
Abergele
Conwy
LL22 7HE
Pupils
978
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2013)
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52.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan is an English medium, 11 to 18 comprehensive school, in Conwy. There are 1,245 pupils on roll compared with 1,491 at the time of the last inspection. There are 262 in the sixth form. The school is situated in Abergele. Most pupils come from Abergele and the surrounding area. Most pupils transfer to the school from around 20 primary schools. Around 27% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is well above the national average of 17.7% for secondary schools in Wales. Forty-seven per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Pupils at the school represent the full range of ability. Around 2% of pupils have statements of special educational need compared with 2.5% for Wales as a whole. Around 18% of pupils have a special educational need. This is slightly less than the national average of 19%. Most pupils are from a white British background. A few pupils speak English as an additional language. There are very few pupils who speak Welsh at home. The leadership team consists of an acting headteacher, deputy headteacher and three assistant headteachers. The acting headteacher was on the senior team at the time of the last inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,373 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Conwy is £5,039 and the minimum is £3,259. Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan is sixth out of the eight secondary schools in Conwy in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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