Gwauncelyn Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Heol Deg
Tonteg
Pontypridd
CF38 1EU
01443 562210
Pupils
438
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2018)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. 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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Green, yellow, amber or red
27.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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8.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Gwauncelyn Primary is a community school in Tonteg, near Pontypridd. It was formed by the amalgamation of Gwauncelyn Infant and Junior Schools in September 2003. Significant building work has been undertaken to join the two original buildings. There are 360 pupils on roll between the ages of three and eleven. The school is organised into 13 classes. Pupils come from a range of homes around the school. The school reports that three-quarters of the pupils come from relatively prosperous homes and the remaining quarter from homes that are neither prosperous nor disadvantaged. None of the pupils speak Welsh as a first language. Two per cent of the pupils speak languages other than English at home. The intake covers the full range of ability. About 10% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the all-Wales average of around 19%. Ten per cent of pupils have special educational needs, but no pupil has a statement of special educational need. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2004. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Gwauncelyn primary is £2,769 which compares with a maximum of £9,064 and a minimum of £2,553 for primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The school has the 102nd highest budget per pupil out of the 116 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Gwauncelyn 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.

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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