Wrexham Schools Receive Mixed Fortunes in National League Table

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, May 20th, 2011.

Wrexham schools have received mixed fortunes in a league table of Welsh secondary schools released tonight.

The table compiled by the Welsh Government was seen by the public for the first time today following a Freedom of Information Request.

It analyses the extent to which a school has contributed to a pupil’s progress.

Each school is given a positive, negative or neutral score based on whether the GCSE results of each pupil are better or worse than what was predicted of them at the age of eleven.

Top of the table for Wrexham was Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Gwersyllt which came 25th out of the table of 222 Welsh secondary schools with a value added score of 9.88, 1.85 points above the local authority average.

On the opposite end of the scale The Maelor School in Penley finished 211th, bottom out of the Wrexham schools, with a total points score of -11.03.

Wrexham as a whole fared relatively well coming 9th in a table of the 22 Welsh local authorities with 1.85 points.

Amongst schools in Wrexham which received a positive score were Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in 35th ( 8.53), Ysgol-Y-Grango in 42nd (7.46) and Ysgol Rhiwabon 45th  (6.98).

Ysgol Rhosnesni also fared well in 59th (5.11) and St. Joseph’s Catholic School followed not far behind in 84th (2.43).

Along with The Maelor were several others schools which may be of some concern for Wrexham County Borough Council.

Ysgol Clywedog was placed 175th (-5.89) and Darland High School finished 119th although their points score was neutral receiving -0.1 points.

The full league table can be found via the BBC website:


A table of how each local authority performed is available here:


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