Ysgol Treffynnon

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The Strand
Holywell
Flintshire
CH8 7EN
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Pupils
441
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.25
Estyn grade
(01/01/2016)
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34.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 55.1%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Holywell High School is an English-medium 11 to18 mixed comprehensive school maintained by Flintshire local authority. There are currently 407 pupils on roll, including 45 in the sixth form, compared with 779 pupils at the time of the last inspection in January 2009, including 102 in the sixth form. The school is currently undergoing a period of considerable change. Most significantly, a new school building, into which the school is due to move in September 2016, is currently being constructed in close proximity to the existing school site. Around 26% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average of 17.4%. Around 33% of students live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language and come from a white, British background. A very few are fluent in Welsh. The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is around 22%, which is lower than the national average of 25.4%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is 2%, slightly below the national average of 2.5%. The headteacher has been in post since October 2015, and was acting headteacher for the two terms prior to this date. The senior leadership team is comprised of an assistant headteacher as well as five middle leaders who currently support the permanent senior leaders as an ‘extended’ senior leadership team. The individual school budget per pupil for Holywell High School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £4,792 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Flintshire is £4,933 and the minimum is £3,783. Holywell High School is second out of the 12 secondary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Ysgol Treffynnon Catchment Area Map

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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 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 last 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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