Albany Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3RR
02920 499520
Pupils
416
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2012)
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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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19.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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25.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Albany Primary School is a large primary school situated close to the city centre of Cardiff. The area the school serves is a vibrant multi-cultural community. There are 450 pupils aged three to eleven years in the school, including 57 part-time nursery children. Pupils are organised into 16 single-age classes. Almost three-quarters of pupils come from a range of ethnic backgrounds; well over a half of these pupils have English as an additional language, of whom half are new to English or at an early stage of acquisition of the language. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals has increased over the last few years and is now 30%. This is above the local authority and all-Wales average. The school has identified 16% of pupils with additional learning needs, including a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Since the last inspection in 2006, the senior management team has changed and a new deputy headteacher recently appointed. The current headteacher has been in post since January 1999. The individual school budget per pupil for Albany Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,223 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £12,307 and the minimum is £2,873. Albany Primary School is 80th out of the 99 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Albany Primary School 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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