Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Secondary

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Trefddyn
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Torfaen
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Pupils
888
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
Mr ofsted
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
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(01/04/2019)
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47.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is a designated Welsh comprehensive school for boys and girls aged 11-18, and it is maintained by Torfaen local authority. There are currently 989 pupils on roll, including 169 pupils in the sixth form, in comparison with 833 at the time of the last inspection. The school serves a wide catchment area and provides Welsh-medium education for pupils from nearby local authorities. Fifteen per cent of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. However, as a result of pupils being educated through the medium of Welsh at primary school, all pupils are fluent in Welsh by the time they reach secondary school. Twelve point five per cent (12.5%) of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is lower than the average figure for Wales of 17.7%. Eleven per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register, and fewer than 1% have a statement of special educational needs. These figures are lower than the national averages. The headteacher was appointed to his role in September 1996. The senior management team has been restructured recently. It now includes the headteacher, two deputy headteachers and three assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in 2013-2014 is £4,220. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Torfaen is £4,977 and the minimum is £3,843. Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is in fifth place of the seven secondary schools in Torfaen in terms of the 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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our 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 last 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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