Malpas Park Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Wavell Drive
NP20 6LE
01633 675900
4 - 11
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

School Malpas Park Primary School is on the northern edge of the city of Newport. There are currently 233 pupils on roll, including 32 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. Around 80% of pupils come from outside the school’s immediate catchment area. The school has eight classes. On average over the past three years, around 9% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is well below the average for Wales (19%). Nearly all pupils are from a white ethnic background. A very few pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language. The school identifies that about 22% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is close to the national average. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in 2011. The school was last inspected in May 2014. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and to professional learning. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Malpas Park Primary School June 2018 Summary Nearly all pupils at Malpas Park Primary School show positive attitudes towards learning and are enthusiastic about the topics they study. Most make good progress in the development of their literacy and numeracy skills as they move through the school and achieve well by the end of key stage 2. Many pupils also make worthwhile contributions to what and how they learn and take on leadership roles in influential pupil groups. The school provides a vibrant and purposeful environment for learning. Teachers plan exciting and engaging experiences that are responsive to the interests and needs of pupils. All staff show ambition for pupils’ achievement and track their progress rigorously. They intervene effectively to address individual needs and ensure that most pupils achieve well. The headteacher successfully nurtures a strong collective spirit among all members of the school community. Leaders plan well in taking forward improvements and show a clear commitment to securing high standards of attainment and wellbeing. 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 Malpas Park Primary School June 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ use of Welsh R2 Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers’ written feedback and the opportunities they provide for pupils to assess their own work R3 Increase opportunities for pupils to apply their numeracy skills across the curriculum, particularly in key stage 2 R4 Ensure that the self-evaluation process identifies accurately the key priorities for improvement What happens next The school will produce an action plan to show how it is going to address the recommendations.

Malpas Park Primary 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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