Builth Wells C.P. School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Hospital Road
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3GA
01982 553600
Pupils
220
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2017)
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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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21.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Dual Stream
Language of the school
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6.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Builth Wells County Primary School, in Powys, is a bilingual, dual-stream school, which serves the town of Builth Wells and the surrounding area. The school has 260 pupils on roll, including 12 full-time nursery children. There are 10 classes including eight mixed age classes. There are five Welsh-medium and five English-medium classes. There is an Area Learning Support Class (ALSC) in the school, which caters for pupils with special educational needs from the high school’s catchment area. Around 17% of pupils have special educational needs, a figure which is below the national average. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Around 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is below the average for Wales. A few pupils speak Welsh at home, and a very few are from an ethnic minority background. The last inspection of the school was in July 2011. The current headteacher took up his post in January 2016. The individual school budget per pupil for Builth Wells C.P. School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £3,425 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Powys is £5,561 and the minimum is £2,960. Builth Wells C.P. School is 52nd out of the 83 primary schools in Powys in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Builth Wells C.P. School Catchment Area Map

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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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