Cefn Mawr C P School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
Very Likely
Less Likely

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?

Full Report
Estyn Report
Full Report - All Reports

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
Plas Kynaston Lane
Cefn Mawr
LL14 3PY
01978 820719

School Description

Cefn Mawr Primary School has an inclusive, nurturing learning environment for pupils. The headteacher and staff work with dedication to create a warm and valued culture for pupils and the wider school community. This culture of inclusivity helps pupils to build confidence and develop their self-esteem. The school has an exceptionally strong focus on well-being and emotional support, with a particular emphasis on daily physical activities and outdoor learning. This supports pupils to behave well and engage enthusiastically in lessons. Most pupils make strong progress during their time at the school. They make good progress in developing their literacy, numeracy, digital, physical and creative skills. However, many pupils lack confidence when speaking Welsh, as teachers do not ensure that pupils have enough opportunities to use the language. A notable strength of the school is the outstanding use of the outdoor learning areas. There is daily use of outdoor learning across the school where pupils engage in purposeful activities. As a result, pupils from an early age learn to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate well with each other to solve problems, create ‘masterpieces’ using loose parts and develop an appreciation of living things in the world around them. Their ability to work independently is commendable. Leaders and staff know their pupils well. This is reflected in their approaches to teaching individuals. Many teachers use questioning, assessment and feedback effectively to check pupils’ understanding and to move learning forward. However, this is not consistent across the school. Provision for pupils with additional learning needs (ALN) is strong. Staff carefully tailor support to meet the needs of individuals. They work well with outside agencies to create bespoke packages of support when needed. The headteacher works purposefully with her senior leaders, alongside the governing body to drive school improvement. Self-evaluation procedures are robust and support leaders to identify strengths and areas for development. They use this Information well to plan appropriate strategic actions to secure future improvements. Leaders adopt an effective collaborate approach to school improvement, embracing the input of pupils, parents, community, governors and the staff.

Cefn Mawr C P School Parent Reviews

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

News, Photos and Open Days from Cefn Mawr C P School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Cefn Mawr C P School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2023/24

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]