Penllergaer Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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?

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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.


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English medium
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Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Pontardulais Road
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School Description

Penllergaer Primary School is in the village of Penllergaer near Swansea. There are currently 377 pupils on roll from the ages of 3 to 11. This includes 44 part-time pupils in the nursery. There are two nursery classes, two single-age classes and nine mixed-age classes. The school also provides two specialist teaching facilities for pupils, from across the Swansea local authority, with profound and multiple learning difficulties The three year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 11%. This figure is below the Welsh average of 18%. Around 17% of pupils have special educational needs. This is below the national average of 21%. A few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the first language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. A few pupils are from an ethnic minority background. The last inspection was in March 2016. The headteacher took up her post in January 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Penllergaer Primary School November 2019 Summary Most pupils at Penllergaer Primary make consistently good progress as they move through the school. They make particularly strong progress in developing their literacy, numeracy, Welsh language and information and communication technology (ICT) skills and regularly apply these skills very well in combination during topic work. Most achieve very high levels of wellbeing during their time at school. They have a highly developed understanding of their rights and of the importance and value of diversity in society. Staff work very well in teams to provide pupils with highly engaging learning experiences that meet their needs and interests. They provide pupils with good opportunities to influence how and what they learn and enable pupils to have a wider say in issues at school that affect them. The school’s provision to develop pupils as informed citizens of Wales and the World is a particular strength. The headteacher provides outstanding strategic leadership to the school’s work. Staff in leadership positions are highly effective in their roles. The school’s leadership team successfully creates a climate where pupils and staff thrive. A powerful culture of continuous improvement ensures that the school makes consistently good progress in achieving its goals and particularly strong progress in implementing national priorities. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Penllergaer Primary School November 2019 Recommendations R1 Further strengthen a very few aspects of teaching and learning experiences 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 its work in relation to developing enlightened, tolerant citizens of Swansea, Wales and the World for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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