Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade
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SA15 4DL
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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School Description

Ysgol y Strade is a Welsh-medium community comprehensive school that provides education for boys and girls between 11 and 18 years of age. Ysgol y Strade is situated near to the coast, on the western side of Llanelli. The school has grown considerably since the last inspection and it now has 1,043 pupils with 206 students in the sixth form. The school’s catchment area extends along the coast of south-east Carmarthenshire, from Forest and Hendy in the east to Kidwelly in the west. Eleven primary schools feed into Ysgol y Strade. The majority of pupils come from Llanelli and the nearby villages and a considerable number come from the underprivileged wards in the east of the town. Nine per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is lower than the national average of 17.4%. The school admits pupils from the full ability range. Around 2% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Six pupils are looked after by the local authority. English is the home language of about 80% of pupils but all pupils can speak Welsh to a first language standard. Teaching at the school is mainly through the medium of Welsh and mathematics and science are offered from Year 9 onwards through the medium of English as well as Welsh. The current headteacher was appointed to her post in September 2009, and two deputy headteachers and two assistant headteachers have joined her in order to complete the senior leadership team. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gyfun y Strade in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £4,096 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Carmarthenshire is £7,322 and the minimum is £4,096. Ysgol Gyfun y Strade is in 14th position of the 14 secondary schools in Carmarthenshire 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.

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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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