Bwlchgwyn School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
01978 298991

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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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
Brymbo Road
LL11 5UA
01978 757743

School Description

Bwlchgwyn CP School is a welcoming and inclusive school, which creates a positive atmosphere and ethos for pupils and staff. Pupils enjoy activities and tasks, and they are eager to learn during lessons. This is due to the effective working relationships that they develop with their teachers and other staff. All staff promote a high level of support and care for pupils in all aspects of school life, which encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own well-being. As a result, pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They demonstrate determination, perseverance and other positive attitudes to learning, which enables them to complete tasks successfully. The school helps pupils to develop confidence in themselves as individuals, to remain resilient when they struggle to succeed and to respect the feelings of others. The school environment promotes beneficial learning and well-being opportunities, which includes expansive garden and growing areas and an outdoor classroom. Teaching helps most pupils to make strong progress in developing their literacy, numeracy and digital skills. However, the quality of feedback from teachers varies in terms of its impact on the next steps in pupils’ learning. Where learning is successful, teachers interact with pupils effectively through the use of a wide range of strategies and resources to improve pupils’ outcomes. However, teachers’ skills in engaging pupils in their learning vary in their effectiveness across the school. The headteacher provides effective and thoughtful leadership. He is determined to succeed for the benefit of pupils and the community. The senior leadership team, the staff and the governors share his clear vision. They work together well to ensure that the school is an inclusive learning community that promotes positive opportunities for pupils. The headteacher shares responsibilities effectively among staff and this contributes to a positive whole-school ethos, where staff and pupils feel valued for their contributions to school life. Leaders evaluate the school's work to plan for improvements thoroughly, using established self-evaluation processes. However, these evaluation and monitoring practices do not always lead to purposeful professional learning opportunities for staff.

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