Ysgol Min y Ddol
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Lon Plas Kynmaston
Cefn Mawr
LL14 3PY
01978 820903
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Min Y Ddol, which is a designated Welsh medium school, is situated in the village of Cefn Mawr, a few miles from Wrexham, and it is maintained by Wrexham County Borough Council. The school serves the villages of Cefn Mawr, Rhosymedre and the nearby area. Approximately four pupils come from a wider area. A Flying Start unit is situated on the school site for the area’s most vulnerable children. Children are admitted to the school at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. At present, there are 42 pupils who are the equivalent of full-time pupils on roll; 7 of them are nursery age children, who attend in the mornings only. The school describes the area from which most of the pupils come as disadvantaged. Approximately 37% of the pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is higher than the county percentage and considerably higher than the national percentage. Seven pupils (about 16%) are on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) register and this shows a pattern of increase. None of the pupils has a statement of Special Educational Needs. One pupil comes from a home where one parent speaks Welsh. The remainder come from non-Welsh speaking homes. According to the school, almost all the pupils are able to speak Welsh fluently by the beginning of Year 1. There are no pupils from an ethnic minority background at present. The school was last inspected in November 2006 and the present headteacher has been in post since January 2001. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Min Y Ddol in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £5,424 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in Wrexham primary schools is £8,569 and the minimum is £2,903. Ysgol Min Y Ddol is in fifth place out of the 60 primary schools in Wrexham from the point of view of 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 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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