Rhydri 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 2021
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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 2021. 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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School Description

Rhydri Primary School is in the rural village of Rudry in Caerphilly local authority. There are currently 89 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 12 part-time nursery age pupils. They are divided into four mixed age classes. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 3%. This is well below the national average of 18%. The school identifies that around 20% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is similar to the national average. No pupil speaks Welsh at home, and there are very few pupils from an ethnic minority background. The school currently works in close partnership with a local junior school with the intention of establishing a more formal federation. The governing bodies of Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary schools, together with Caerphilly local authority, propose to establish the federation of Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary schools. If the proposal is accepted, the federation will come into effect on 1 September, 2019. The school was last inspected in September, 2013. The headteacher was appointed in September, 2017. 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 Rhydri Primary School February 2019 Summary A particular strength of the school is the warm, caring and nurturing learning environment that it provides for pupils. This contributes significantly to pupils’ strong levels of wellbeing and their attitudes to learning, and helps them grow into caring, considerate and polite individuals. Most pupils make at least good progress from their starting points, especially in their literacy skills. This is a result of good teaching overall and the strong and effective working relationships between staff and pupils. Teachers develop learning experiences that build effectively on pupils’ current knowledge. This helps to develop and maintain pupils’ positive attitudes to learning. Leaders know what the school needs to do to improve. They have developed staff’s leadership skills and shared responsibilities well, and this enables the whole school team to work towards achieving its aims. 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 Rhydri Primary School February 2019 Recommendations R1 Ensure consistency in the application of the principles and practices of the foundation phase R2 Provide more opportunities for pupils to develop and apply their ICT skills R3 Improve pupils’ independent learning skills and increase the effectiveness of pupil voice groups in influencing the life and work of the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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