Griffithstown Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
387
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2019)
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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.


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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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25.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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25.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.3%
Free school meals
7.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Florence Place
Griffithstown
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 5DN
01495 759679

School Description

Griffithstown Primary School is in the village of Griffithstown near Pontypool in Torfaen. At the time of the inspection, there were 398 pupils on the school roll including 45 part-time and a very few full time nursery pupils. Pupils from a neighbouring infant school currently join Griffithstown Primary School in Year 3. Nearly all pupils come from English speaking homes. Nearly all are from white British background with a very few pupils from a mix of other ethnic groups. A very few pupils receive support for learning English as an additional language. In the current academic year, approximately 12% of pupils are entitled to receive free school meals. This is below both local authority and national averages. Approximately 10% of pupils have additional learning needs including very few pupils who have statements of special educational needs. This is below the national average. A very few children are ‘looked after’ by the local authority. The school excluded a few pupils on a temporary basis over the previous 12 months. The current headteacher was appointed in April 2014. The school was last inspected in 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for Griffithstown Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,238 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Torfaen is £5,481 and the minimum is £2,854. Griffithstown Primary School is 20th out of the 29 primary schools in Torfaen in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Griffithstown Primary School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Bad school”


In my opinion, the head teacher is only interested in what looks good on paper like absence figures. If your child's sick, you are told to bring your child in just for the first mark then you can take them home again.
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