Meadowlane 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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

Estyn grade
Full Report - All Reports

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
Pupils with SEN support
Heol Maes Eirwg
St Mellons
02920 360340

School Description

Meadowlane Primary School is in the St Mellons area of Cardiff. The school has 337 pupils aged between 3 and 11, including 46 who attend the nursery class on a parttime basis. There are 12 classes, most of which include pupils from two year groups. The school’s three-year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 50%. This is well above the average for Wales, which is 19%. The school identifies that around 28% of its pupils have additional learning needs, which is higher than the Welsh average of around 21%. The majority of pupils are of white British ethnicity. Around 16% come from ethnic minority backgrounds and about 15% are learning English as an additional language. No pupils come from homes where Welsh is the first language. A few pupils are in the care of the local authority. The headteacher was appointed in September 2014. The school’s last inspection was in 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Meadowlane Primary School October 2018 Summary Most pupils make good progress in their learning and achieve well by the end of key stage 2. Most pupils show positive attitudes during lessons and behave very well around the school. Teachers have strong working relationships with pupils and support their wellbeing effectively. Many plan learning experiences that stimulate the interest of most pupils well. They use questioning to develop pupils’ thinking and assess their progress effectively. However, the quality of teaching and feedback varies between lessons. The school is a welcoming community with a strong caring ethos. Good relationships with parents and other partners contribute purposefully to the support pupils receive. As a result, most vulnerable pupils and those with additional needs make good progress from their starting points. The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership. She receives valuable support from senior leaders and the school’s governing body. Leaders have a good track record of improvement and share a clear vision for the school’s strategic development. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Meadowlane Primary School October 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure that teaching provides a good level of challenge for all pupils, particularly the more able R2 Raise standards of pupils’ writing, particularly in key stage 2 R3 Improve the quality of teachers’ marking and feedback to pupils What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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