Risca Primary

Primary

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2017
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Danygraig Road
Risca
Caerphilly
NP11 6DB
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Pupils
325
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/11/2018)
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Risca Primary School caters for pupils aged three to 11 in 12 mixed ability classes. The school is situated in the Ebbw valley, about five miles north of Newport. There are currently 342 pupils on roll, including 25 children in the nursery. The school receives an average of 30 pupils from a local infant school at the start of Year 3. Most pupils come from the catchment area; an area which is neither prosperous nor economically disadvantaged. Twenty-one per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals. The school identifies that around 10% of the pupils have additional learning needs. A few pupils have statements of special educational need. No pupils speak Welsh at home and a very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The individual school budget per pupil for Risca Primary School in 2012-2013 is £2,798. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly local authority is £4,640 and the minimum is £2,620. Risca Primary School is in 59th position of the 75 primary schools in the authority in terms of school budget per pupil. The headteacher was appointed in April 2009 and the school was last inspected in March 2007.

Risca Primary Catchment Area Map

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01443 864870, 01443 864897

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 (released annually in July).

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.

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  1. Look at our 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 last 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.

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