Rhiwbeina 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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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Lon Uchaf
CF14 6HL
02920 623732

School Description

Rhiwbeina Primary School is a vibrant school where staff encourage all pupils to achieve the best they can. As a result of this and effective teaching, nearly all pupils make strong progress from their individual starting points. Teachers plan an exciting curriculum, which takes good account of the views of pupils and makes worthwhile use of the local community. They provide a beneficial range of stimulating activities which ensure that pupils fully engage in their learning. The school’s use of drama and other creative approaches are noteworthy and effective. These help to bring history and other curriculum areas alive for pupils and support them to empathise with others whilst improving their communication and social skills. As a result, standards of literacy across the school are high. The school provides beneficial opportunities for pupils to learn about Welsh heritage and culture and to gain an understanding of equality and diversity. However, provision for improving pupils’ Welsh language skills does not focus sufficiently on developing pupils’ Welsh speaking skills and, as a result, most pupils make limited progress in this area. Leaders ensure that the school meets the requirements of national reform such as the development of the curriculum and changes to additional learning needs (ALN) provision. The headteacher carefully monitors pupil progress and teaching across the school and works with governors to ensure that safeguarding arrangements are appropriate. However, processes for self-evaluation and school improvement do not sufficiently involve all stakeholders to ensure that they play a positive role in influencing and shaping school development. Across the school, teaching is generally strong. Teachers and support staff receive appropriate professional development to support them with their work. However, the school provides limited opportunities for staff to collaborate and share best practice. Governors work closely with the headteacher to monitor and manage the school’s budget effectively. They have a clear understanding of spending plans and support the headteacher to secure appropriate resources for teaching and learning.

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