Fochriw Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
113
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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 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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2020)
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PRI

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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
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24.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
MORE INFO
31.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.3%
Free school meals
8.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Pontlottyn Road
Fochriw
Bargoed
CF81 9LL
01685 841236

School Description

School Fochriw Primary School is in the village of Fochriw in Caerphilly local authority. There are 104 pupils on roll aged 4 to 11 years. The school has four mixed-age classes. The average percentage for pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 33%, which is well above the Welsh average of 18%. The school identifies around 32% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is well above the Welsh average of 21%. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school’s last inspection was in February 2013. The headteacher took up her post in December 2015. 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 Fochriw Primary School March 2020 Summary Fochriw Primary School is a caring school where leaders have a highly ambitious vision for the support and development of pupil wellbeing. This permeates the work of the school as a community and a learning organisation. Staff are attentive to their pupils needs, and this is evident in the notably high-quality relationships that exist between staff and pupils. The school provides good opportunities for pupils to develop their leadership roles and to become active citizens of their community and Wales. Pupils understand the need to live healthy lifestyles and embrace the opportunities they have. Pupils make good progress as they move through the school. The majority begin school with skills below the expected level, yet many leave having reached their age-related expectations. As such, many pupils embrace the opportunities they have so they can become life-long learners. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Fochriw Primary School March 2020 Recommendations R1 Improve the robustness and accuracy of self-evaluation R2 Tighten procedures for the assessment and tracking of pupil progress R3 Provide pupils with opportunities to develop their independent skills R4 Improve pupils Welsh language skills What happens next Not in follow-up The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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