Gors Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
335
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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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?

Adequate
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/03/2017)
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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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
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24.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
91.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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50.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
6.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Gors Avenue
Cockett
Swansea
SA1 6SF
01792 522202

School Description

Gors Community Primary School is in the city of Swansea and serves the areas of Cockett and Townhill. There are 309 pupils on roll between the ages of 4 and 11 years on roll. Sixty-one pupils attend the school’s nursery part-time. The school admits pupils to its nursery class at the start of the term following their third birthday. There are 12 classes, four of which are mixed age. Around 41% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This figure is above the national average and has remained steady over the last three years. The school identifies that approximately 52% of pupils have additional learning needs. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Pupil mobility is a significant factor for the school with nearly 25% of statutory age pupils having left or joined the school in the academic year 2015 to 2016. This compares with an average rate of 6.4% for the City and County of Swansea. Around 30% of pupils come from 31 different minority ethnic backgrounds. Around 28% of pupils speak first languages at home other than English or Welsh. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in September 2016. Estyn last inspected the school in January 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Gors Community Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £3,450 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in the City and County of Swansea is £5,232 and the minimum is £2,703. Gors Community Primary School is 38 out of the 79 primary schools in the City and County of Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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