Penygawsi Primary School
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census

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?

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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Llys Derwen
CF72 8PZ
01443 237834

School Description

Penygawsi Primary School is in Llantrisant in Rhondda Cynon Taff. There are 245 pupils on roll. This includes 29 nursery pupils. The school organises pupils into nine classes, two of which are mixed-age. The three year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 6%. This figure is below the Welsh average of 18%. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the first language. The school has identified about 4% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is well below the average for primary schools in Wales (21%). A very few pupils have statements of special educational needs. The school was last inspected in June 2014. The current headteacher has been in post since September 2007 and is currently on a three-year secondment as a challenge advisor with the Central South Consortium. The deputy headteacher is leading the school during the headteacher’s secondment. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Penygawsi Primary School March 2020 Summary At Penygawsi Primary School, nearly all pupils make strong and in many cases very strong progress as they move through the school. Nearly all pupils feel safe and secure in school; they care for each other and know what to do if worried or anxious. Pupils talk warmly about the staff and describe them as caring and approachable. Working relationships are positive, nurturing and trusting. Nearly all pupils show very good levels of resilience in their work and they are keen to progress in their learning. They work very hard and complete learning tasks to a high standard. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and their wellbeing and attitudes to learning are outstanding. Pupils receive a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils very well. The school benefits from strong, effective leadership and staff work well as a team. Governors are effective in their roles. They approach new initiatives and change positively. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Penygawsi Primary School March 2020 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ information and communication technology (ICT) skills R2 Improve opportunities for pupils in key stage 2 to influence how and what they learn R3 Improve opportunities for outdoor learning in the foundation phase What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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