Fairwater Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
175
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Infants & Juniors
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
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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.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/02/2020)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2022. 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
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
20.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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45.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
6.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Wellwright Road
Fairwater
Cardiff
CF5 3ED
02920 563160

School Description

Fairwater Primary school is in Cardiff. There are currently 225 pupils between four and eleven years of age on roll, taught in nine single or mixed age classes. Currently, 35% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the National average of 19%. Most pupils speak English at home and no pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school has identified 24% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is above the national average of 21%. The school hosts a wellbeing centre that serves schools across the area. The headteacher took up post in September 2017. The school’s most recent inspection was in July 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Fairwater Primary School February 2020 Summary Fairwater Primary school is a very caring, inclusive learning community, which nurtures its pupils successfully. There are strong, supportive relationships between pupils and staff and the school values all pupils as individuals. Teachers know their pupils very well. They plan an engaging range of challenging activities to develop the pupils’ skills effectively. Most pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They apply themselves well during activities and make good progress over time. A team of well-trained and effective teaching assistants deliver a range of intervention programmes successfully to support pupils who need extra help to learn. School leaders, governors and staff share a clear vision for continuous improvement. There are well-established processes to identify priorities for improvement and valuable opportunities for staff to take responsibility for leading development initiatives. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Fairwater Primary School February 2020 Recommendations R1 Improve processes for allocating resources to school improvement priorities R2 Improve opportunities for pupils to influence what and how they learn R3 Improve attendance What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to their work with the wellbeing centre based at the school, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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