Gyfun Aberaeron Comprehensive
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11 - 18
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.

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School Description

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron is a naturally bilingual comprehensive school for pupils aged between 11 and 18 years and is maintained by Ceredigion local authority. The school is situated in the town of Aberaeron. There are 614 pupils on roll and 141 students are in the sixth form. Nine point three per cent (9.3%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national average of 17.5%. Zero point four per cent (0.4%) of pupils live in areas that are among the 20% most underprivileged in Wales. The school admits pupils from across the ability range. There are 32.7% of pupils on the school’s additional educational needs register, and 5.4% pupils have a statement of special educational needs. These figures are considerably higher than the national percentages. Seven pupils are looked after by the local authority. Thirty four per cent of pupils are from homes in which Welsh is the main language. However, 70% of pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equal standard. The headteacher was appointed to the post in January 2012. The senior management team includes the headteacher, the deputy headteacher and three assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron in 2014-2015 is £4,886. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Ceredigion is £7,160 and the minimum is £4,379. Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron is in fifth position of the six schools in Ceredigion in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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