Pontybrenin Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
344
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
01792 636000

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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/02/2016)
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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
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Green, yellow, amber or red
22.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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11.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
Glyn Rhosyn
Gorseinon
Swansea
SA4 6HX
01792 891151

School Description

Pontybrenin Primary School serves the community of Gorseinon in the City and County of Swansea local authority. There are 301 full-time pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 years of age on roll. A further 58 pupils attend the nursery class part-time. There are 12 classes, three of which are mixed age. Around 8% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This figure has increased steadily over the last three years. However, it has remained well below the local and national averages. The school identifies that approximately 24% of pupils have additional learning needs and a very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up his post in September 2009. Estyn last inspected the school in November 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Pontybrenin Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £2,979 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £5,006 and the minimum is £2,556. Pontybrenin Primary School is 64th out of the 79 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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