Pillgwenlly Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
665
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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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?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn Report
(01/04/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
PRI

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.

Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
23.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
MORE INFO
38.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
9.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Capel Crescent
Newport
NP20 2FT
01633 265268

School Description

Pillgwenlly County Primary School is a large, inner-city school in Newport. It has 633 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years, 94 of whom attend part-time in the four nursery classes. The school has 21 mainstream classes, of which six are mixed-age. The school houses a local authority learning support unit that caters for up to 10 pupils with moderate to severe learning and communication difficulties. The three-year average of pupils eligible for free school meals is just over 40%. This is well above the national average (21%). The school identifies about 36% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the national average of 22%. All pupils in the learning support unit and a very few pupils in the mainstream school have a statement of special educational needs. Around 90% of pupils at the school are from ethnic minority groups or non-British backgrounds. Many pupils have English as an additional language and around 20% start school with little or no English. No pupil speaks Welsh as their first language. The headteacher has been in post since January 2008. The last inspection of the school was in June 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Pillgwenlly County Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £3,274 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Newport is £5,443 and the minimum is £2,459. Pillgwenlly County Primary School is 31st out of the 50 primary schools in Newport in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Pillgwenlly Primary School Parent Reviews



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“Unlucky”


Good school in my opinion but, incredibly, has now been downgraded by Ofsted
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