Rhydypenau Primary School
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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.

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  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.
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  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
Fidlas Avenue
CF14 0NX
02920 757253

School Description

Rhydypenau Primary School is in Llanishen, Cardiff. There are 531 pupils on roll, between the ages of three and eleven years, including 80 part-time nursery pupils. There are 18 classes at the school. Around 4% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is much lower than the Wales average of 19%. The school identifies that around 7% of pupils have additional learning needs. This figure is well below the Wales average of 21%. Around 31% of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 23% speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. There are very few looked after children at the school. The school’s most recent inspection took place in October 2011. The headteacher took up post in September 2016. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to proceed with developments relating to the curriculum and professional learning. 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 Rhydypenau Primary School March 2018 Summary Overall, pupils at Rhydypenau Primary School make very good progress and achieve excellent standards by the time they leave the school. They develop outstanding literacy skills and a very strong capacity to solve number problems. Nearly all pupils have exceptional attitudes to learning. They are keen to undertake challenges and to achieve high standards in all that they do. Rates of pupils’ attendance are consistently high. Pupils have a very strong say in what and how they learn. They work with staff to shape a vibrant and engaging curriculum. As a result, learning experiences match pupils’ needs and interests particularly well. Teachers plan comprehensively to support pupils to develop and apply their skills in real life learning contexts. Provision to develop pupils’ creative skills is excellent, especially in music. School leadership is highly effective and inspires staff to work collaboratively to achieve the best possible standards of teaching, learning and levels of wellbeing for pupils. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Rhydypenau Primary School March 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve provision to develop pupils’ understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and broaden the range of physical education experiences R2 Further improve communication between school and parents What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to its provision to develop pupils’ literacy skills through the creative arts, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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