Risca Primary
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
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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.

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 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?

Estyn grade
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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
Pupils with SEN support
Danygraig Road
NP11 6DB
01633 612429

School Description

School Risca Primary School is in the Ebbw valley, just north of Newport in the Caerphilly local authority. There are currently 326 pupils on roll, including 29 part time nursery pupils. There are 12 mixed-ability classes. Each year, the school receives about 30 pupils from a local infant school at the start of Year 3. The three-year rolling average of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is 15%, which is below the national average of 19%. Nearly all pupils speak English as their home language and a very few pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school has identified 11% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is well below the national average of 21%. There are a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in April 2009. The school’s most recent inspection was in January 2013. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward 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 Risca Primary School November 2018 Summary Overall, nearly all pupils make very good progress as they move through the school. They develop very strong literacy skills and solve real-life number problems very well. All pupils learn independently and productively across the school. Pupils are polite and very caring towards each other and show pride when talking about their community. The classrooms and corridors are colourful, stimulating and interesting spaces. The quality of teaching and assessment is consistently strong across the school. Pupils are influential in what and how they learn. They work with staff to shape a vibrant and engaging curriculum which contains many authentic learning experiences. As a result, learning matches pupils’ needs and interests well. Provision to develop pupils’ creative skills is excellent, especially in art. The headteacher and deputy headteacher lead a conscientious team of staff, who provide highly interesting and varied learning experiences for pupils. Staff are reflective practitioners with high expectations of pupils and themselves. They are forward thinking and share their findings and successes openly with other schools across the region. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Risca Primary School November 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve attendance R2 Ensure that targets are specific and measurable for pupils with additional learning needs 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 Professional Learning and distributed leadership for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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