Blessed Edward Jones High School


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Cefndy Road
LL18 2EU

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11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)
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Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School is a voluntary aided, English medium co-educational comprehensive school for pupils between the ages of 11 and 16. The school is maintained by Denbighshire local authority. Currently there are 490 pupils on roll. About 36% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, and this is double the national average. Currently the school has 120 pupils on the special educational needs register. Three per cent of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, compared with the national average of 2.7%. The school has seven looked after children. A high proportion of pupils (12%) have English as an additional language and the school has pupils from 15 different nationalities other than British. The school’s catchment area is essentially centred in and around Rhyl, and pupils also travel by bus from Gronant, Denbigh and Conwy. At present, 11 Primary schools send pupils to the school. About 53% of pupils live in the 20% of the most deprived areas of Wales. The school has one main site, with the playing fields half a mile away. Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School was last inspected in September 2006 and judged to be in need of special measures. In June 2008, Estyn judged that the school had made good progress in relation to the recommendations identified in the 2006 report and was removed from the category of special measures. The new headteacher took up his post in July 2011 and is making appropriate changes to the management structure. The current structure since September 2012consists of one deputy headteacher and three staff, seconded to the senior leadership team, with responsibility for self-evaluation, school improvement and teaching and learning. The individual school budget per pupil for Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £4,313 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Denbighshire is £4,659 and the minimum is £3,831. Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School is third out of the eight secondary schools in Denbighshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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