Allensbank Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
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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.

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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

Estyn grade
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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Llanishen Street
CF14 3QE
02920 619022

School Description

Allensbank Primary School is located just outside the centre of Cardiff. There are currently 213 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11. This includes 21 pupils who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. There are seven classes, three in foundation phase and four in key stage 2. The school also has a specialist resource base which supports one pupil. The local authority is in the process of phasing out this facility and developing early intervention provision within the school. The three year rolling average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 23%. This figure is above the Welsh average of 18%. The school identifies around 15% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is below the national average of 21%. Six pupils have a statement of special educational needs. About 42% of pupils come from homes where English is the first language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. Around 75% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background. The headteacher took up her post in September 2013 and the last inspection was in December 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Allensbank Primary School January 2020 Summary All staff at Allensbank Primary School work diligently to create a happy, caring and inclusive ethos at the school. The positive and supportive relationships between pupils and with all adults are a strength of the school. Most pupils make good progress from their starting points, particularly those with special educational needs and those with English as an additional language. Many pupils have very good opportunities to be involved in leadership roles within the school and these have had a strong impact on school improvement. Attitudes towards learning are very positive, and throughout all classes pupils enjoy their learning and participate enthusiastically. Leaders and staff work skilfully to create effective provision for pupils who need additional support. They use a range of approaches, which impact very positively on pupils’ achievement and their sense of wellbeing. The headteacher provides clear strategic direction alongside a dedicated team of staff who show a strong commitment towards supporting all of their pupils to achieve and thrive. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Allensbank Primary School January 2020 Recommendations R1 Develop pupils’ standards in numeracy and problem solving across the curriculum R2 Develop further opportunities across the foundation phase for pupils to develop their independence in selecting challenging learning activities indoors and outdoors R3 Develop meaningful opportunities for pupils across the school to influence what and how they learn What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to provision for learners with English as an additional language, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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