Monnow Primary
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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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
Darent Close
NP20 7SQ
01633 852636

School Description

Many pupils start Monnow Primary School with underdeveloped social and communication skills. From these starting points, they often make strong progress in their development as learners and members of the school community. They engage positively with the wide range of experiences that the school provides. Across the school, pupils’ behaviour and engagement during periods of independent and unsupervised learning are extremely good. This is a direct result of the influence of the school’s learning environment, relationships between staff and pupils, and the quality and relevance of teaching and the curriculum. These factors combine to foster a very strong sense of ‘cynefin’ (belonging) amongst pupils, including those with additional learning needs (ALN) in mainstream classes and the school’s learning resource bases. Approaches to teaching match pupils’ developmental needs well throughout their time at school. In particular, they receive regular opportunities to learn through engaging practical activities and play experiences both indoors and outside. Teachers develop most aspects of pupils’ skills progressively and successfully as they move through school. The approach to developing pupils’ communication and reading skills is particularly effective. This nurtures a real enjoyment of reading. For older pupils, this often includes classic literature. Pupils develop good numeracy and digital skills and apply these well in their work across the curriculum. However, the school’s provision to develop pupils’ Welsh language skills is less successful. Leaders and staff understand the needs of pupils, their families and the local community very well. They are determined to ensure that pupils achieve good levels of well-being, for example by supporting pupils to develop strategies to help them regulate their emotions and through effective work with parents and a variety of external support agencies. Leaders ensure a strong safeguarding culture at the school. They promote the importance of regular attendance at school and monitor all absences carefully. However, rates of pupils’ attendance remain relatively low. The headteacher provides highly effective leadership. In a relatively short period of time, in collaboration with a skilled and committed team, she has developed a vibrant learning community. Staff feel valued. They are empowered to make decisions and take actions that are in the best interests of pupils. Leaders implement improvement strategy successfully. This is evident in many ways, including the development of the school’s curriculum, improvements to provision to develop pupils’ skills and adaptations to the learning environment to facilitate positive behaviour and engagement. They generally support improvement work well with professional learning. Leaders evaluate many aspects of the school’s work effectively to identify opportunities for further improvement. However, in a few instances, they have not identified opportunities to further develop the skills of teachers and teaching assistants, for example to help them become more aware of how and when to intervene in learning experiences to enhance learning.

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