Roath Park Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
462
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/09/2017)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2022. 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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
22.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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15.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
Penywain Road
Roath Park
Cardiff
CF24 4BB
02920 499549

School Description

Roath Park Primary School is in the Cardiff local authority. There are 470 pupils on roll, including 50 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. The rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is 12%. This is below the national average of 19%. The school identifies 18% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This figure is just under the national average of 21%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Just under half of pupils are of white British ethnicity. Around 45% of pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupil speaks Welsh as a first language. The headteacher took up his post in April 2004. The school’s last inspection was in February 2011. 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 Roath Park Primary School September 2017 Summary Many pupils make adequate progress as they move through the foundation phase. By the end of key stage 2, most achieve well. Nearly all pupils have a very positive attitude towards school and show care and consideration for those in the school community. The school provides interesting learning experiences that engage most pupils well. There are strong pockets of teaching at the school, but, overall, the quality of teaching varies too much from class to class. In the latter part of the foundation phase, pupils do not have enough opportunities to make choices about what and how they learn or to develop their independent learning skills. Pupils receive care, support and guidance of high quality and the school supports many families to help their children effectively. The headteacher leads a committed team who work hard to nurture and care for pupils effectively. They celebrate the diversity of pupils’ backgrounds well. However, the work of senior leaders does not focus well enough on identifying and improving important elements of the school’s work, such as ensuring the full delivery of the foundation phase and the effective development of pupils’ Welsh language skills. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Roath Park Primary School September 2017 Recommendations R1 Raise standards of reading, writing and mathematical development in the foundation phase R2 Improve pupils’ Welsh skills R3 Ensure that teaching challenges pupils to achieve as well as they can in all classes R4 Ensure that all senior leaders fulfil their roles and drive forward improvements consistently R5 Ensure that self-evaluation and development planning identify and address areas for improvement robustly What happens next The school will draw up an action plan, which shows how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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