Penrhiwceibr Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Church Street
Penrhiwceibr
Mountain Ash
CF45 3YD
01443 472247
Pupils
154
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2015)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. 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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Green, yellow, amber or red
18.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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29%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Penrhiwceibr Primary School is in the village of the same name in the Cynon Valley. The school currently has 149 pupils on roll from the ages of three to eleven. There are four mainstream classes, all of which contain mixed-age groups, plus a nursery and an observation and assessment unit for Foundation Phase pupils, many of whom come from outside the school’s catchment area. Over the last three years, the average number of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 34%, which is above the national average of 20%. About 39% have additional learning needs, which is also above the national average of 25%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. A very few come from an ethnic minority background or receive support in English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language or are in the care of the local authority. The last inspection was in November 2010. The headteacher took up his post in September 2003. The individual school budget per pupil for Penrhiwceibr Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,571 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,164 and the minimum is £2,537. Penrhiwceibr Primary School is 31st out of the 105 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Penrhiwceibr Primary Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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.

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.

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