Hywel Dda Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
454
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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/11/2015)
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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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
22.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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65.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
Cambria Road
Ely
Cardiff
CF5 4PD
02920 591275

School Description

Hywel Dda Primary School is in Ely, on the outskirts of the city of Cardiff. There are 438 pupils aged three to eleven years on roll. There are fourteen mainstream classes and 69 pupils attend the part-time nursery provision. Approximately 42% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is significantly above the national average. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The majority of pupils are of white British ethnicity, with a very few pupils speaking English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The school identifies 29% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the average for Wales. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. There have been a very few fixed term exclusions in the last year. The last inspection was in January 2010. The current headteacher took up her post in 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for Hywel Dda Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,740 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £6, 099 and the minimum is £2,901. Hywel Dda Primary School is 37th out of the 96 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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