Somerton Primary
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
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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?

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
Hawthorn Fosse
NP19 9AB
01633 272504

School Description

School Somerton Primary School is in the city centre of Newport. There are 185 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 11 years of age, including 20 part-time nursery pupils. They are taught in six mixed-age classes with a few pupils spending part of their day in nurture provision. The three year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 45%, which is well above the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 30% of pupils as having additional learning needs. Just over a quarter of pupils come from an ethnic minority background and around 24% speak English as an additional language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The interim executive headteacher took up her post in September 2016 and is also the substantive headteacher of Eveswell Primary School. The local authority has opened a consultation into the possibility of creating a permanent federation between the two schools. The school’s previous inspection was in October 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Somerton Primary School June 2019 Summary Most pupils at Somerton Primary School make strong progress from their starting points as they move through the school. They develop effective literacy and numeracy skills that they apply well in subjects across the curriculum. They behave well and show high levels of tolerance and consideration for other pupils and adults. Staff know their pupils well. Teachers deliver lessons and plan learning experiences that engage and motivate pupils successfully. The school’s systems for tracking and monitoring pupil progress are very effective in ensuring that pupils make good progress over time. The school’s nurture provision provides high quality support for vulnerable pupils, which helps to improve confidence and attendance significantly for these pupils. Leadership at the school is exceptional. Senior leaders have a clear vision for continued school improvement and their work has had an outstanding impact on all areas of the school in recent years. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Somerton Primary School June 2019 Recommendations R1 Raise standards in Welsh oracy R2 Improve the independence of pupils involved in groups such as the school council 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 case studies on its work in relation to supporting vulnerable pupils through nurture provision, and whole school improvement through highly effective school-to-school working, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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