Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr
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11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)

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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.

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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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School Description

Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr is a designated Welsh-medium secondary school for pupils aged between 11 and 19 years. It is situated in Gowerton and serves the west of Swansea. There are 818 pupils on roll, including 159 pupils in the sixth form. These figures represent a substantial increase in pupil numbers since the last inspection in January 2011. Seven point three per cent (7.3%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the national figure and continues with the pattern of decline over recent years. Fifteen per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional educational needs register, which is also lower than the national average of 20.1%. Two per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is also lower than the national average. The school has a specialist unit for pupils who have general educational needs. A third of pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. A very few pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. There is a very small number of pupils who are in the care of the local authority. Since 2006, the school has been working in partnership with Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe to expand Welsh-medium 14-19 learning pathways. The school also works in partnership with local colleges in order to provide vocational options through the medium of Welsh. The headteacher has been in post since September 2002. The senior management team includes the headteacher and three assistant headteachers. The school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr in 2014-2015 is £4,388. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Swansea is £6,408 and the minimum is £4,024. Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr is in 10th position of the 14 secondary schools in Swansea in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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