Penderyn Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Pontprenllwyd
Penderyn
Aberdare
CF44 9JW
01685 811259
Pupils
234
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/04/2018)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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.


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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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21.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Dual Stream
Language of the school
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12.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Penderyn Community Primary School, in the village of Pontprenllwyd, is a short distance from Hirwaun on the main road to Brecon. It is based in a new school building, opened in 2007 on the site of the former school. Pupils come from varying social backgrounds that are considered to be neither prosperous nor economically disadvantaged. There are 219 pupils aged between three and 11 years of age on the school register. The school is organised into two language streams. Parents opt for their children to study most of their lessons either through the Welsh language or alternatively through English. In recent years the number of pupils in the Welsh language stream has increased substantially to 146, whilst numbers have fallen significantly to 73 in the English stream. There are eight classes in the school, five of which where Welsh is the main language of instruction. All classes have pupils from more than one age group, apart from the Welsh medium nursery class. Around 13% of pupils speak Welsh at home and 1% have English as an additional language. Approximately 25% of pupils are entitled to receive free school meals, compared to 15% in 2006 when the school was inspected previously. This is well above the all-Wales average of around 20%. Fifty-four pupils are designated as having additional learning needs. The senior leadership of the school has changed since the last inspection. The present headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Penderyn Primary School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,222 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,499 and the minimum is £2,788. Penderyn Primary School is 71st out of the 114 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Penderyn 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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