Howardian Primary School
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.

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?

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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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English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Hammond Way
CF23 9NB
02920 499451

School Description

Howardian Primary School is in the Penylan area of Cardiff. There are 312 pupils at the school, including 88 who attend nursery on a part-time basis. The school has nine, single-age classes. The school opened in September 2015 and is intended to grow year-on-year to provide eventually for pupils of the full primary age range. The school currently has no pupils above Year 3. The average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 9%. This is below the national average of 18%. The school identifies 7% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This figure is below the national average of 21%. Around 29% of pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. The school has not previously been inspected. The headteacher took up post in April 2017. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Howardian Primary School July 2019 Summary Nearly all pupils make good progress in developing their skills as they move through the school. Around half achieve better than expected standards by the end of the foundation phase. Most pupils with additional learning needs make good progress towards their individual goals and targets. Pupils with English as an additional language make good progress overall and in their communication skills. The headteacher provides strong and purposeful leadership, particularly in relation to establishing the new school successfully. All stakeholders, including pupils, feel a strong sense of pride and ownership in their school. There is a strong team ethos. All members of staff feel valued and work together well. There are worthwhile opportunities for parents to visit the school and to become aware of their children’s learning. Nearly all pupils behave very well. Teachers provide interesting lessons and most pupils apply themselves enthusiastically to learning. Nearly all pupils have a very positive attitude to school and learning. They are keen to participate in the wide range of activities the school provides. Most develop their personal and social skills to a good standard and show respect and concern for others. The school has effective systems to evaluate its own performance, to make improvements and to raise standards. Governors understand and support the school well. 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 Howardian Primary School July 2019 Recommendations R1 Ensure that there are sufficient opportunities for pupils to lead their own learning in the foundation phase R2 Distribute leadership effectively to cover and secure the quality of the full range of the school’s work R3 Improve the standards of presentation of pupils’ written work What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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