Bishopston Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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.

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.

How Does The School Perform?

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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2022. 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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Bishopston Road
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School Description

Bishopston Primary School is in the village of Bishopston in the Swansea local authority. There are 254 pupils aged 3 to 11 years at the school, including 19 who attend part-time in the nursery. There are 11 classes, including two specialist teaching facilities for pupils with speech and language difficulties. There are currently no pupils in the foundation phase facility. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 5%, which is significantly below the average for Wales (21%). Most pupils are of white British ethnicity, with a few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. A very few pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The school has identified around 18% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is just below the national average of 21%. The last inspection was in May 2012. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2018. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Bishopston Primary School November 2019 Summary The school is a happy and very inclusive community, which nurtures and celebrates pupils’ achievements. Nearly all pupils behave well and are very friendly and polite. They concentrate well in lessons and are enthusiastic learners. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel that the staff give them beneficial support. Pupils make purposeful progress from their starting points, including those with special educational needs and those in the specialist teaching facility. Most pupils develop their skills in literacy and numeracy well. Teachers develop a strong working relationship with pupils and give them interesting activities to undertake. The headteacher’s effective leadership sets a clear direction for the school. Members of staff work well together and this ensures that the school’s provision has a positive impact on pupils’ progress and wellbeing. The governing body has a thorough understanding of the school’s performance and this enables it to challenge the school successfully. 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 Bishopston Primary School November 2019 Recommendations R1 Enhance the opportunities for pupils to use and develop their Welsh oracy skills beyond the designated Welsh lessons R2 Ensure that all teachers give pupils enough opportunities to write at length across the curriculum What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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