Our Lady's R.C.
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Miskin Road
Miskin
Mountain Ash
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF45 3UA
01443 472230
Pupils
110
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/12/2012)
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PRI

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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
17.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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20.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary school is a voluntary-aided school in the centre of Mountain Ash. It serves the parishes of Mountain Ash and Abercynon, but pupils come from a wide geographical area. There are 102 pupils on roll between the ages of three and 11. The school admits full-time pupils to the reception class at the beginning of the term following their fourth birthday. Pupils are taught in four mixed-age class and represent the full range of ability. Twenty-eight per cent of pupils are entitled to receive free school meals. The school regards 23% of pupils as having special educational needs. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are of white British origin and speak English as a first language. Nearly 10% come from ethnic minority backgrounds and have English as an additional language. Following falling numbers in the past, the school has seen a gradual increase in numbers particularly over the past 12 months, mainly due to the closure of a local infant school. The current headteacher was appointed in 2004. Due to the growth in pupil numbers, he was released from his class responsibility in May 2012. It is expected that a new deputy headteacher will be appointed by the summer term 2013. The school was last inspected in November 2006. Religious education was inspected separately under Section 50 of the Education Act 2005. The individual school budget per pupil for Our Lady’s RC School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,799 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff is £6,197 and the minimum is £2,719. Our Lady’s RC School is 37th out of 107 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Our Lady's R.C. Catchment Area Map

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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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