Pontllanfraith Primary School

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Penmaen Road
Pontllanfraith
Blackwood
NP12 2DN
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Pupils
227
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/03/2014)
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Pontllanfraith Primary School is in the village of Pontllanfraith near Blackwood in Caerphilly. Most pupils live within close proximity to the school. There are 255 pupils on roll, including 31 of nursery age. Pupils can join the nursery on a part-time basis at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. Pupils begin full-time in the September before their fifth birthday. Nearly all the pupils come from English-speaking homes. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language. There are currently 11 full-time teachers and two part-time teachers at the school. About 20% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is just below the average for the local authority and Wales. The school has identified about 30% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including about 7% of pupils who have statements of special educational needs. This is higher than the local authority average. The school hosts two resource base classes, funded by the local authority, for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. Pupils attend these classes from all over the local authority and they are on the school roll. The headteacher was appointed in September 2012 and the school was last inspected in February 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for Pontllanfraith Primary School in 2013-2014 is £3,933. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,118 and the minimum is £2,645. Pontllanfraith Primary School is third out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of the school budget per pupil.

Pontllanfraith Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  1. Look at our 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 last School Census.
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  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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