Portmead 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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Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Cheriton Crescent
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School Description

Portmead Primary School is in the city of Swansea. There are 216 pupils on roll, including 44 part-time nursery pupils. Within the school, there six single age classes including the nursery, two mixed age classes and two local authority specialist teaching facilities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The three-year rolling average of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is around 44%. This is considerably above the Wales average of 18%. The school states that around 21% of pupils have additional learning needs. This figure is equal to the Wales average. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and no pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher was appointed in 2015. Estyn last inspected the school in January 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Portmead Primary School June 2019 Summary During their time at the school, most pupils, including those with additional learning needs, make good progress in their learning and achieve well. Most pupils who attend the specialist teaching facility make good progress over time in line with their needs and abilities. They make sound progress in terms of achieving their own targets for literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT). Nearly all pupils, including pupils in the specialist teaching facility are enthusiastic learners. Most pupils show a positive attitude and are eager to share their work and successes with one another, teachers and visitors. Most teachers have high expectations and nearly all pupils respond well to the challenges they set. One of the school’s strengths is the caring ethos that exists in all classes, which fosters an environment in which pupils and staff treat each other with respect. The Headteacher shares his vision and ethos with the whole school community effectively. Consequently, there is an increasingly strong team ethic supported by a shared sense of pride and purpose. The governing body meets regularly, are supportive and have a suitable level of understanding of their roles and responsibilities. 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 Portmead Primary School June 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve school improvement processes. R2 Improve the quality and the use of teachers written feedback to pupils What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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