High Cross Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
263
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
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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.

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?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn Report
(01/10/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2022. 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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27.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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12%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
2.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
High Cross Drive
High Cross
Rogerstone
Newport
NP10 9AB
01633 895472

School Description

High Cross Primary School is in the Bassaleg area just north of Newport. It is a maintained primary school for 220 pupils aged five to 11 years. There are eight classes and all but one are single-age classes. There is a private nursery on the school site, but the school will establish its own nursery provision from September 2014. Currently, about 21% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is around the average for primary schools in Newport and Wales. The school has identified about 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including a few who have statements of special educational needs. Pupils’ ethnicity is largely white British (88%) and the remainder are mostly of mixed or Asian ethnicity. Around 7% of pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The last inspection of the school was in December 2007. The current headteacher was appointed three months before the last inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for High Cross Primary in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,619 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Newport is £9,457 and the minimum is £2,804. High Cross Primary is 18th out of the 48 primary schools in Newport in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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