Peter Lea Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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
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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.

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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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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School Description

Peter Lea Primary School is in Fairwater in Cardiff. It has 403 pupils aged from 3 to 11, including those who attend the nursery part-time. There are eight single-age and four mixed-age classes, and two part-time nursery classes. The three-year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 24%, which is above the Wales average of 19%. The school has identified approximately 28% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is higher than the Welsh average of around 21%. The majority of the pupils are of white British ethnicity. Around 8% of pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. A very few pupils are in the care of the local authority. The school was last inspected in March 2011. The headteacher took up her post in September 2017. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Peter Lea Primary School July 2018 Summary Peter Lea Primary School is an inclusive and welcoming community where all staff encourage pupils to challenge themselves in their learning. Most pupils develop a positive attitude to their work and they approach tasks with a sense of ambition. Most pupils make good progress during their time at the school. They develop their literacy and numeracy skills successfully and make use of their Welsh language skills with enthusiasm. Pupils have many opportunities to participate in all aspects of school life, to develop an understanding and knowledge of their local area and to learn through first-hand experiences. The learning experiences engage pupils well. Leaders evaluate the school’s strengths and areas for development accurately and involve all stakeholders in plans for improvement. Staff work effectively as a team. They provide good support for vulnerable pupils and they monitor the progress of all pupils very carefully. The school is well resourced and staff have developed the outside areas successfully. Recent strategies to manage pupils’ behaviour more effectively are beginning to have a positive impact. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Peter Lea Primary School July 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure that teachers’ planning builds pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills systematically as they move through the school R2 Ensure that agreed strategies to manage pupils’ behaviour operate effectively in all classes R3 Improve pupils’ spelling, punctuation and handwriting skills What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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