Hawthorn Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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
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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?

Estyn grade
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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
Hawthorn Road East
Llandaff North
CF14 2FL
02920 564345

School Description

School Hawthorn Primary School is in Llandaff North in Cardiff. There are currently 270 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11, including 61 children who attend the nursery part-time. There are seven single-age classes from reception to Year 6. The rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 24%. This is above the national average of 19%. The school identifies 25% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is slightly above the national average of 21%. Most pupils speak English as a first language and very few speak Welsh at home. A few pupils come from a minority ethnic background. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The headteacher took up his post in September 2013. The last inspection was in March 2010. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Hawthorn Primary School January 2018 Summary The school provides a warm, nurturing environment for pupils. It gives high levels of care so that nearly all pupils feel safe and happy. Pupils make varying degrees of progress as they move through the school, although many achieve good standards in Years 2 and 6. Most pupils with additional learning needs make good progress from their starting points, but pupils of higher ability do not achieve as much as they could. Although there is some good teaching, the overall quality of teaching is adequate and needs improvement. Throughout the school, there are inconsistencies in teachers’ expectations about what pupils can achieve. In the foundation phase, approaches to teaching and learning vary too much in their effectiveness. Across the school, staff provide many interesting learning experiences that pupils enjoy, particularly the wide range of topics that they study, but there are insufficient opportunities for pupils to learn independently. The headteacher has a clear vision for the school that staff and governors share. The senior leadership team identifies relevant areas for improvement accurately and there have been recent improvements in important aspects of the school’s provision. However, leaders do not challenge shortcomings in the quality of teaching and learning robustly enough. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Hawthorn Primary School January 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve the progress and standards achieved by more able pupils throughout the school R2 Increase all pupils’ capacity for independent learning across the curriculum R3 Develop the confidence and skills of leaders at all levels to challenge shortcomings in the quality of teaching and learning R4 Ensure consistency in the application of the principles and practices of the foundation phase What happens next The school will draw up an action plan, which shows how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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