Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern
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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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  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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Llanedeyrn Road
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School Description

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern is a designated Welsh-medium secondary school for pupils between 11 and 19 years old. The school was opened in September 2012 with Year 7 pupils only. It is situated in the east of Cardiff. There are 614 pupils on roll, 47 of whom are in the sixth form (Year 12 only). Around 10.2% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national figure of 17%. Twenty-two per cent (22%) of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register, which is similar to the national average. One per cent (1%) of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is below the national figure. Eighteen per cent (18%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. A few pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Thirty-one per cent (31%) of the school’s pupils live in the 20% most disadvantaged areas in Wales. The school’s senior leadership team includes the headteacher, the deputy headteacher and three assistant headteachers. The headteacher was appointed in 2012. The school is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to proceed with developments relating to the Digital Competence Framework and developments linked with the curriculum for Health and Wellbeing. 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 Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern November 2017 Summary Under the headteacher’s inspirational leadership and with the energetic support of the senior leadership team and governors, a successful new Welsh-medium comprehensive school has been established. The school is a very close-knit community with an extremely caring and supportive ethos. Pupils behave exceptionally well and treat each other and others with very high levels of respect. Many show increasing maturity and become extremely confident learners. Pupils’ ability to work independently and to enjoy learning are obvious strengths. In general, many pupils make valuable progress as they move through the school. The senior leadership team and staff succeed in creating a culture and ethos of a “learning school”, which encourages and supports the staff’s professional development very well at all levels. Use of information and communication technology by teachers and pupils is a strength and a significant feature of the school’s work. Nearly all teachers use information and communication technology purposefully and effectively to extend and develop pupils’ understanding. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern November 2017 Recommendations R1 Improve standards in key stage 4 R2 Develop the role of the governing body and other stakeholders to act as critical friends What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to the use that teachers and pupils make of information and communication technology to support learning and teaching, to be disseminated on Estyn’s website.

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