Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd
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Ffordd Dinbych
Sir Ddinbych
LL17 0RP
01745 582611
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Glan Clwyd is a designated Welsh-medium secondary school, and is situated in St Asaph in Denbighshire. In the main, the school serves the northern parts of Denbighshire, as well as parts of Flintshire and East Conwy. There are 970 pupils on roll, including 147 in the sixth form. There has been an increase of 16% in numbers since the last inspection. Pupils come mainly from urban areas, and nearly 9% live in the most underprivileged areas in Wales. This figure is significantly higher than the figures for other schools in the family of similar schools. About 7% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is significantly lower than the national figure. Twenty-three per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional educational needs register, which is close to the national average, and 1% of pupils have statements of special educational needs. Sixty-four per cent of pupils come from homes where Welsh is spoken. However, the school indicates that 23% of pupils come from a background where Welsh is the household’s main or only language. The school has an ‘immersion’ provision for a group of pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 that have transferred from English-medium primary schools, to enable them to receive their education through the medium of Welsh in the main stream. A few pupils are from ethnic minority or mixed backgrounds. There are no pupils who have English as an additional language. The headteacher and the deputy headteacher were appointed to their posts in September 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Glan Clwyd in 2012-2013 is £4,425. The maximum budget per pupil in secondary schools in Denbighshire is £4,795 and the minimum is £4,069. Ysgol Glan Clwyd is in sixth position of the eight secondary schools in Denbighshire in terms of the 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.

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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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