Ysgol Rhiwabon
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
439
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2015)
Full Report
38.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths



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Ruabon
Wrexham
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01978 822392

School Description

Ysgol Rhiwabon is an English-medium, mixed 11 to 18 secondary school maintained by Wrexham local authority. The school serves the community of Ruabon, situated to the south-west of Wrexham, and its surrounding area. There are 591 pupils in the school, including 79 students in the sixth form. This represents a significant fall in numbers from 2009, when the school was last inspected. At that time there were 806 pupils on roll, including 102 in the sixth form. Around 23% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average of 17.5%. Twenty per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language and come from a white British background The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 11%, which is lower than the national average of 20.1%. The 1% of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is below the national average of 2.4%. The headteacher took up post in September 2012. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, two assistant headteachers and a business manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Rhiwabon in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,661 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Wrexham is £5,004 and the minimum is £4,372. Ysgol Rhiwabon is sixth out of the nine secondary schools in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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