Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
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11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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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 Morgan Llwyd is a Welsh-medium comprehensive school for pupils aged between 11 and 18 years which is maintained by Wrexham local authority. It has 757 pupils, including 143 students in the sixth form. The school serves pupils from the town’s Welsh-medium primary schools and also from villages and rural areas around Wrexham. Pupils come from areas that are comparatively prosperous, and from areas that are economically disadvantaged. Ten point four per cent (10.4%) of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This figure is lower than the national percentage of 17.7%. Nearly all pupils belong to the white ethnic group. No pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. A few pupils (about 10% of pupils in Year 7 this year) join the school from English-medium primary schools, as part of an intensive immersion scheme in Welsh. The school admits pupils from the full ability range. Three per cent of pupils are on the school's additional educational needs register. This is higher than the national percentage. In addition, 16% of pupils are on the additional educational needs register, which is lower than the national percentage. Forty per cent of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is spoken by one or both parents and 60% come from homes where English is the main language. Welsh is the main language of teaching and learning and nearly all pupils study Welsh as a first language. A very few pupils enter the school from English medium primary schools and initially study Welsh as a second language before developing the competence to study Welsh as a first language. All pupils are entered for Welsh first language examinations in Year 11.’ The whole senior management team are comparatively new in their posts. The headteacher was appointed in September 2013. One deputy headteacher began in the post in September 2012, two assistant headteachers during 2012 and one assistant headteacher in September 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,908 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Wrexham is £4,908 and the minimum is £4,293. Ysgol Morgan Llwyd is in first position of the nine secondary schools in Wrexham in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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