Pontnewydd Primary School


School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Compare To Nearby Schools

Data not available

4 1 3
View Report

Data not available

Pupils achieving expected level Foundation Phase (Age 7)

Data not available

Pupils achieving Level 4 in core subjects end stage 2 (Age 11)

Data not available

National school category
Green, yellow, amber or red

Data not available

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

Data not available

School language
English medium
Language of the school

Data not available

Pupils registered for free school meals
Bryncelyn Road
NP44 1JW
Pontnewydd Primary School is in Pontnewydd, just outside Cwmbran. At the time of the inspection, there were 417 pupils on roll, taught in 15 classes. This includes 42 pupils who attend the nursery part-time. The school hosts a specialist teaching facility for up to 12 pupils with moderate learning difficulties and emotional and behavioural problems. These pupils come from across the Torfaen local authority. Around 24% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is slightly above local and national averages. Nearly all pupils are white British and come from homes where English is the first language. A very few have English as an additional language and no pupils speak Welsh at home. The school has identified approximately 23% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. This is similar to the national average. It includes a very few pupils in the specialist teaching facility, who have statements of special educational needs. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The headteacher took up his post in January 2008. Estyn inspected the school last in November 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for Pontnewydd Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £3,508. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Torfaen is £14,422 and the minimum is £2,940. Pontnewydd Primary School is 15th out of the 29 primary schools in Torfaen in terms of its school budget per pupil.
Catchment map coming soon

How have we plotted this heat map?

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census. We calculate a likelihood of admission to a school from a given area based on this historical pupil data. Please see our methodology below.

Heat maps provide a useful indicator of general catchment areas but are not the same as a catchment area map published by the local authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating actual catchment maps for School Guide. Catchment maps are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
  2. Use the link to the relevant local authority (above) to find detailed catchment information.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school 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 (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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. Small clusters of pupils in rural areas of Wales may not be represented in the data.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly (click on The Data tab, above) for individual admissions criteria.

See Catchment and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps

There are currently no reviews - be the first to leave one! Arrow
Your rating:
Receive news and updates from School Guide
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
To see the full fair review guidelines or help if you have serious concerns about a school, go here.
  1. Select a star rating.
  2. Write your review.
  3. Enter your email address. This will never appear next to your review. You’ll have the chance to select your display name shortly.
  4. Press submit and your review will be sent to our team of moderation Prefects.
  5. Check your Inbox to complete registration and select your display name. You can edit or delete your review at any time.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties.
Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

This school doesn't have a noticeboard on our site. Check back soon!

Schools — register your details to add your photos, news and events Arrow

Add info