Aberdare Town C In W Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Wind Street
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 7HF
01685 871520
Pupils
301
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2018)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. We give a summary star rating based on the last available data as a helpful indicator to parents. This is to be used as a guide only. You can view national level results including the percentage of pupils across Wales achieving the expected levels for the Foundation Phase (age 7) and at Key Stage 2 (age 11) here.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
26.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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7.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary School is a voluntary aided school in Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The school has no prescribed catchment area. Many pupils come from the parish of Aberdare but a few come from church families in other nearby parishes. The school has just over 300 pupils aged three to 11 years on roll, including 53 who attend the nursery. There are 11 classes in the school and the majority are mixed age classes. Pupils come from areas that are neither economically advantaged nor disadvantaged. About 12% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is much lower than the average for Wales (21%). The school has identified about 16% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well below the average for Wales (22%). A very few pupils have a statement of special educational need. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The headteacher was appointed in 1997 and the deputy headteacher in 2010. Three senior members of staff have retired during the past two years. The school was last inspected in 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £2,727 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,197 and the minimum is £2,561. Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary School is 106th out of the 113 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Aberdare Town C In W Primary Catchment Area Map

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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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