Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
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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.

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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School Description

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern is a caring community that promotes a positive culture of inclusion, respect and raising aspirations. Most pupils are proud to be a part of the ‘Ysgol Boded family’ and feel that they thrive in a happy and safe ethos. In many cases, teachers manage their classes effectively and have high expectations in terms of pupils’ behaviour. A high proportion of pupils take advantage of opportunities to join clubs and take part in activities organised by the school. In these clubs, pupils are given valuable experiences to develop their subject knowledge and understanding or to take advantage of cultural opportunities or physical exercise. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of nearly all pupils. Many pupils make suitable progress in their lessons and express themselves appropriately when answering the teacher’s questions. They use reading strategies successfully to locate facts, select information and identify style features in texts. They are able to express themselves appropriately when writing at length in Welsh and English. However, overall, a minority of teachers do not encourage pupils to use the Welsh language enough. As a result, they do not make as much progress as they should in their Welsh communication skills. Although the school’s leaders and governors recognise the need to strengthen the focus on ensuring linguistic progression for pupils, planning for this has not been developed in full. In a majority of lessons, teachers plan effectively and ensure that they provide an appropriate level of challenge for pupils. In these lessons, there are beneficial opportunities for pupils to develop their skills and subject knowledge. A majority of teachers provide pupils with beneficial feedback on their work and give pupils an opportunity to respond to their comments. Although there are strengths in the quality of teaching across the school, in a minority of lessons the shortcomings in teaching mean that pupils do not make as much progress as they could. Since being appointed in April 2020, the headteacher has worked diligently to establish a strong sense of teamwork among the staff. There is a culture in which staff are keen to receive training to develop the quality of their work and develop their roles. Leaders have also forged a close and supportive relationship with parents and communicate with them through open evenings, newsletters and interesting videos. Governors work closely with leaders and understand their responsibilities in full. Many middle leaders lead their areas of responsibility effectively and undertake a range of useful quality control activities. However, they do not evaluate teaching by considering its effect on learning closely enough. This means that leaders do not always have enough of an effect on improving the quality of teaching and the progress that pupils make in the classroom.

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