Holton Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Holton Road
Barry
CF63 4TF
01446 734844
Pupils
448
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2019)
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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.


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NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
21.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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24.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Holton Primary School in the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. There are 425 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 11 years, including 45 who attend part-time in the nursery. The school organises its pupils into 14 single-age classes, plus the nursery. Around 26% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average of 18%. The school identifies about 21% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is in line with national average. A few pupils come from an ethnic minority background or have English as an additional language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in November 2017. The school’s previous inspection was in September 2013. 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 Holton Primary School October 2019 Summary Pupils at Holton Primary enjoy coming to school and make good progress in the development of their skills and knowledge over time. Pupil behaviour and wellbeing are a particular strength. The school works well to ensure that pupils are happy in school and achieve to their full potential. The work of the school’s nurture provision is a key part of this. Staff plan and deliver interesting learning experiences that engage and motivate most pupils. They have high expectations of pupils and maintain a positive, encouraging working relationship with them. The school’s support for the development of pupils’ skills in literacy and numeracy is strong. Staff ensure frequent opportunities for pupils to apply and develop these skills further in their work across the curriculum. All leaders place the interest of the pupils at the heart of their work. They know the school well and are working successfully to develop their skills in school improvement. This is leading to strong progress in key areas of the school’s work, such as ensuring consistently positive pupil behaviour. 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 Holton Primary School October 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve systems of communication between staff and leaders R2 Improve attendance R3 Provide opportunities for pupils to work independently and direct their own learning in the foundation phase R4 Review the effectiveness of assessment for learning strategies What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Holton 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.

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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.

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