Ysgol y Preseli
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 2021

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 y Preseli is a designated bilingual community comprehensive school for pupils between 11 and 18 years old. The school is maintained by Pembrokeshire local authority. There are 906 pupils on roll, in comparison with 958 at the time of the last inspection (2008), and there are 162 pupils in the sixth form. The school is situated in the village of Crymych in the north of the county, and it serves a wide, rural catchment area which includes the towns of Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Tenby. In general, pupils come from areas that are neither prosperous nor economically disadvantaged. Four point nine per cent (4.9%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals (4.7% over a period of three years). This figure is significantly lower than the national percentage of 17.1%. A minority of pupils (approximately 43%) come from Welsh-speaking homes, and nearly all pupils speak Welsh fluently. All pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh. No pupils receive teaching support for English as an additional language. The school admits pupils from the full range of ability. Twenty-one per cent (21%) of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register, and 1% have a statement of special educational needs. This is lower than the national average. The current headteacher was appointed in February 2009. The leadership team includes the headteacher, deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers and a senior manager. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol y Preseli in 2016-2017 is £4,405. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Pembrokeshire is £5,616 and the minimum is £4,309. Ysgol y Preseli is in seventh place of the eight secondary schools in Pembrokeshire in terms of the school budget per pupil. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to proceed with developments relating to the curriculum and professional learning.

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