Adamsdown Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Adamsdown
Cardiff
CF24 0JF
02920 493600
Pupils
443
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2015)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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.


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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
22.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
92.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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43.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Adamsdown Primary is in Cardiff near the city centre. There are currently 334 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11 years old. Forty-seven children attend the nursery part time. There are 12 single-age classes. Currently, around 45% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well above the national average. The school has identified around 30% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is above the national average. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. About 77% of pupils speak English as an additional language and a high proportion are from an ethnic background. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The number of pupils joining or leaving the school at different times is quite high and only four out of ten pupils have completed their education in the school. The school was last inspected in April 2009. The school has been led by the acting headteacher, who was previously the deputy headteacher, since November 2014. The individual school budget for Adamsdown Primary in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £3,903 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £6,523 and the minimum is £2,908. Adamsdown Primary is 26th out of the 95 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Adamsdown Primary Catchment Area Map

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Pupil Level Annual School Census 2019
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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.

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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