Hendreforgan Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Hendreforgan
Gilfach Goch
CF39 8UH
01443 672394
Pupils
213
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/07/2018)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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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Green, yellow, amber or red
30.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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26.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Hendreforgan Primary is a community school for boys and girls aged from three to 11 years. There are 194 pupils on roll, including 42 children aged under five. There are eight classes in the school. The school is in Gilfach Goch, a large residential village to the south west of Porth in the Ogwr Fach valley. The village has a mix of privately owned and rented homes. Almost 43% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is about twice the national average. About 23% of pupils join or leave the school throughout the year. The local authority ‘looks after’ a small number of pupils. Nearly all pupils are white British in terms of their ethnicity. English is the first language in nearly all homes. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school has identified around 17% of pupils as having special educational needs (SEN). No pupils have a statement of special educational need. A further 16% of pupils receive extra support in learning basic skills. The school was last inspected in 2006 and then, because it had been identified as requiring improvement, was re-inspected in 2007. The accommodation has been extended and refurbished but the number on roll has reduced significantly in recent years. The individual school budget per pupil for Hendreforgan Primary School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,451 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,499 and the minimum is £2,788. Hendreforgan Community Primary School is 51st out of the 114 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Hendreforgan 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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