Cwmffrwdoer Primary
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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 2021
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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.

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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2021. 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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School Description

Cwmffrwdoer Primary School is situated in the community of Pontnewynydd on the outskirts of Pontypool in Torfaen. The school serves a mixed area of private housing and rented accommodation. There are currently 145 full time pupils from four to eleven years old on roll. The school is organised into five classes; one reception single aged class of 30 children and four mixed age classes. One of the classes is taught by two teachers on a job-share basis. The school has seven teachers including the headteacher. There are six full time learning support assistants. English is the predominant language for all pupils. There are currently no children receiving support for English as an additional language and very few from an ethnic minority background. There are no pupils who speak Welsh as a first language. Twenty-seven pupils (18.6%) are registered for free school meals, which is below the Welsh average of about 20%. Thirty-two pupils (22%) are identified as having additional learning needs. No pupils have been permanently or temporarily excluded in the last three years. The school has achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark and is accredited Healthy School Phase 3. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The deputy headteacher has recently taken the post of additional learning needs co-ordinator. In addition to the headteacher and deputy headteacher, two other members of the teaching staff, with responsibilities for standards and wellbeing, make up the senior leadership team. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Cwmffrwdoer Primary School is £3,375, which compares with a maximum of £8,471 and a minimum of £2,792 for primary schools in Torfaen. The school has the 14th highest budget per pupil out of the 32 primary schools in Torfaen.

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