Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
Very Likely
Less Likely

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

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?

Estyn grade
Full Report - All Reports

Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Woodland Road
CF38 2SE
01443 203079

School Description

Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School is in Beddau in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are 317 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11, including 32 full-time nursery pupils. There are ten mainstream classes and an additional two local authority funded classes that cater for pupils who have complex learning difficulties. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is approximately 19%, this is similar to the all-Wales average. Around 16% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is below the national average of 21%. All pupils speak English as their first language, a very few pupils speak Welsh at home. Estyn last inspected the school in November 2012. The headteacher has been in post since January 2019. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School June 2019 Summary At Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School, nearly all pupils feel safe and enjoy school. Many take on roles to help develop the work of the school, for example as play leaders. All staff work hard to ensure that there is a caring and inclusive environment. This has a positive impact on pupils' progress, their behaviour, and their attitudes to learning. All teachers and support staff have high expectations of pupils. Most pupils make good and often very good progress as they move through the school. Most pupils’ communication skills are strong, and they apply their literacy and information technology skills effectively in a wide range of contexts. Pupils in the complex learning difficulty classes make good progress overall. Teachers provide a wide range of learning experiences to engage and motivate pupils to learn. The school promotes pupils’ understanding of their Welsh culture and heritage well through its curriculum and activities. The recently appointed headteacher, along with the school’s leadership team, provide calm, strong, purposeful leadership. Together, with a conscientious team of staff, they work successfully to improve pupils’ outcomes. 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 Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School June 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ Welsh oracy skills across key stage 2 R2 Provide more purposeful opportunities for pupils to evaluate their own and their peers work and to respond to feedback R3 Refine self-evaluation and improvement processes to focus more closely on what pupils can or cannot do What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School Parent Reviews

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

News, Photos and Open Days from Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2023/24

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]