Graig-Y-Rhacca Primary And Nursery Community
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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.

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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.


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Addison Way
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02920 852516

School Description

Graig Y Rhacca Primary and Nursery Community School was originally separate infant and junior schools, built in 1968 and 1974 respectively, which were amalgamated in 1990. It is situated on the Graig Y Rhacca estate outside Caerphilly within a Community First area. Most pupils come from the immediate locality and are from local authority housing. Their social and economic circumstances are described as significantly disadvantaged; 68% are entitled to receive free school meals, which is significantly above the local authority (LA) and national averages. Approximately 13% are on the child protection register, which contributes to a higher than average pupil mobility. There are currently 125 pupils on roll, taught in five mixed-age classes, plus a parttime nursery for 27 three to four year olds, most of whom transfer from the neighbouring Flying Start provision. The number on roll has fallen since the last inspection. There are six full-time teachers and one part-time teacher, including the headteacher. Baseline assessments indicate that attainment on entry is generally below the national average. Around 42% of pupils are registered as requiring special educational needs (SEN) support, which is well above the LA and national averages; none has a statement. Four pupils are looked after by the LA. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the first language and very few come from an ethnic minority background. No pupils use Welsh as their first language. The school was last inspected in November 2005. Since then significant improvements have been made to the school grounds and buildings and there have also been several staff changes. The current headteacher, who was previously the deputy, took up her post immediately after the last inspection and a new deputy was appointed in 2006; she has since transferred to another school. An acting assistant headteacher was appointed in June 2011. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Graig Y Rhacca Primary and Nursery Community School is £3376 which compares with a maximum of £6296 and a minimum of £2486 for primary schools in Caerphilly. The school has the 14th highest budget per pupil out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly.

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