Brynmenyn Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating
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Heol Yr Ysgol
Tondu
Bridgend
CF32 9LA
Pupils
318
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/09/2012)
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PRI

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19.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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25.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Brynmenyn Primary School is in the village of Brynmenyn, near Bridgend. The present school opened in 1913. The area served by the school is neither prosperous nor disadvantaged. About 50% of pupils attend from out of catchment and about 30% come from neighbouring areas that are in receipt of Communities First funding. The proportion entitled to receive free school meals is 24%, which is slightly above the average for primary schools in Wales. There are currently 204 pupils on roll aged between three and 11, including nursery pupils. The number has increased steadily since the last inspection. About 62% of the pupils are boys although this fluctuates from year to year. Pupils are taught in seven classes, most of which contain two age groups. Around 26% of pupils receive extra support for their additional learning needs, which is slightly above average. No pupils have a statement of special educational need. English is the sole or predominant language of nearly all pupils and very few use English as an additional language. No pupils use Welsh as their first language. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The school was last inspected in 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for Brynmenyn Primary School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £2,986 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Bridgend is £5,486 and the minimum is £2,737. Brynmenyn is 42nd out of the 52 primary schools in Bridgend in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Brynmenyn 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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