Glanhowy Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Coach Bach
Blaenau Gwent
NP22 4RW
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Glanhowy Primary School is in Tredegar in the Blaenau Gwent local authority. There are 302 pupils, including 54 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. The school has a learning resource base for 12 pupils with additional learning needs. The pupils attending the resource base are from outside the school’s catchment area and are placed there by the local authority. The rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is 33%, which is well above the national average of 19%. The school identifies 27% of pupils as having additional learning needs, a figure above the national average of 21%. A very few pupils have statements of special educational needs. No pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. There are a very few pupils who speak English as an additional language. The school’s last inspection was in October 2010. The headteacher took up her appointment in September 2014. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Glanhowy Primary School February 2018 Summary Most pupils make good progress in developing their skills as they move through the school. They apply themselves well to the stimulating lessons and benefit from the teaching of good quality that they receive. Throughout the school, most pupils with additional needs achieve well. Nearly all pupils in the learning resource base make steady progress, frequently from very low starting-points. Almost all pupils behave very well and have a positive attitude to their learning. In lessons, nearly all pupils are attentive to their teachers and are eager to do well. Most develop their personal and social skills to a high standard and show respect and concern for others. The headteacher promotes a clear vision and provides strong leadership to an improving school. Governors understand their role and support the school effectively. Self-evaluation procedures succeed in identifying appropriate strengths and areas for development. The processes around school improvement, such as the delivery of the school development plan, are effective. The school has a good track record in making improvements, for example the significant changes to the learning environment and the remodelling of the outdoor provision in the foundation phase. Teachers make effective use of these spaces to encourage imaginative and creative learning through play. 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 Glanhowy Primary School February 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve spelling and standards of handwriting R2 Raise standards in use of oral Welsh R3 Ensure that pupils understand more clearly what they should achieve during lessons in key stage 2 R4 Ensure assessment is consistent and accurate when judging higher levels of attainment What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Glanhowy 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.

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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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  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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