Oakfield Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
468
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
(01/12/2019)
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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
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
18.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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54.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
19.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Ferntree Drive
St Mellons
Cardiff
CF3 0AA
02920 799396

School Description

Oakfield Primary School is in St Mellons in the Cardiff local authority. There are 426 pupils aged 3 to 11 years at the school, including 59 places in the nursery, within a 112 place provision. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 35%, which is much higher than the average for Wales (18%). Many pupils are of white British ethnicity, with a few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. A very few pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The school has identified around 32% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is above the national average of 21%. The last Estyn inspection was in May 2012. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2013 Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Oakfield Primary School December 2019 Summary Oakfield Primary School is a happy and highly inclusive community where pupils make good progress from their starting-points and develop strong literacy and numeracy skills. Nearly all pupils have high levels of wellbeing and very positive attitudes to learning. Standards of behaviour in lessons and around the school are very good and there is a strong sense of mutual respect and trust between staff and pupils. Staff provide a very caring and supportive environment that encourages all pupils to give of their best. Teachers and teaching assistants know the pupils well and deliver interesting learning experiences that help pupils to develop as confident individuals. The headteacher and other leaders have high expectations and set a strong strategic direction for the school. They have established very thorough and robust leadership and self-evaluation processes. Leaders are very successful in sharing the best aspects of professional practice within the school and with other schools. A strong culture of teamwork enables staff to develop well professionally and this has a positive impact on pupils’ standards and the high quality of pupils’ wellbeing in the school. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Oakfield Primary School December 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ confidence and skills in speaking Welsh R2 Provide more opportunities for pupils to develop as independent learners R3 Ensure that all teachers give pupils enough opportunities to write at length across the curriculum What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on the way in which the headteacher distributes responsibilities in such a way that leadership is broad based and teachers have opportunities to collaborate and actively engage in change, innovation and capacity building, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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