Gendros Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Armine Road
01792 586570
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Free school meals

School Description

Gendros Primary School is in Fforestfach, in the city and county of Swansea. It has 308 pupils aged from 3 to 11, including forty-seven who attend the two Nursery classes on a part-time basis. There are four other single-age classes and five mixedage classes. The three-year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 26%, which is higher than the Wales average of 18%. The school has identified approximately 34% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is higher than the Welsh average of around 21%. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity. Around 6% speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. A very few pupils are in the care of the local authority. The school was last inspected in March 2013. The headteacher has been in post since January 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Gendros Primary School October 2018 Summary The headteacher, staff and governors work well as a team and ensure that the school provides very helpful, individual support for pupils and families. There is a very caring and supportive ethos, where nearly all pupils are happy and feel they are valued. All pupils learn about their rights, which helps them to support each other and to feel safe in school. They show a strong understanding of respect and tolerance, based on their knowledge of the values that the school promotes. Nearly all pupils behave very well and are polite and welcoming to visitors. Teachers provide interesting opportunities for pupils to relate their learning to real-life situations and this engages most pupils effectively in their tasks. As a result, most pupils make good progress with their learning as they move through the school. Staff have useful opportunities to learn from each other and from other schools. They share good practice in teaching and learning regularly. This has brought about improvements in the curriculum and to the school environment. Classrooms are inviting with colourful displays of pupils’ work and there are extensive outdoor areas to support pupils’ physical development well. 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 Gendros Primary School October 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure that staff plan work that meets the needs of all pupils appropriately R2 Increase opportunities for pupils to make decisions about how and what they learn R3 Sharpen monitoring activities to evaluate the impact on pupil outcomes more clearly What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Gendros Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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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