Madras Va 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
01978 292000

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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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
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01978 710419

School Description

Madras School is characterised by its wonderfully welcoming and friendly nature that permeates throughout all aspects of the school’s work. Pupils are proud of their school and approach their learning experiences with enthusiasm and verve. They are polite and respectful and support each other carefully in keeping with the feeling that the school is a large inclusive family where everyone is given the opportunity to shine. The behaviour of most pupils is exemplary. There is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school and, as a result, pupils enjoy their learning experiences and feel safe at school. Many pupils make strong progress in developing their skills over time. The provision for developing pupils’ literacy and digital skills is particularly strong and many pupils make rapid progress from a young age. Pupils make good progress in developing their Welsh language skills and are proud of their Welsh culture and heritage. The school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and is underpinned by the school’s strong values and ethos. Teachers plan engaging and interesting experiences that make effective use of the locality and the school’s stimulating learning areas. Teachers ensure that activities proceed at an appropriate pace and they use a good range of probing questions to reinforce pupils’ understanding and encourage deeper thinking. Pupils are encouraged to work together as they challenge and support each other to solve a range of problems. At times, teachers over-direct pupils’ learning, which limits opportunities for them to develop their independent learning skills across the curriculum. The headteacher is a passionate and conscientious leader. She has high expectations of herself and others and aspires for the best learning experiences for all. She is ably supported by a committed team of dedicated and caring staff who strive to ensure that pupils’ well-being and progress are paramount. The governors support the school with wisdom and integrity and have a strong understanding of their duties and obligations. Leaders have an appropriate knowledge of the school’s strengths and areas for development. The school’s monitoring and improvement processes do not always focus closely enough on the impact of provision on pupil progress. Governors provide staff with purposeful support and ensure that the school makes good use of its resources.

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