Springwood Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
266
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
(01/03/2018)
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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
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Green, yellow, amber or red
16.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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44.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
5.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Pennsylvania
Llanedeyrn
Cardiff
CF23 9LS
02920 735101

School Description

Springwood Primary School is in the Llanedyrn area of Cardiff. There are 250 pupils on roll, including 36 part-time nursery pupils. The school also hosts a local authority learning resource class for 23 pupils with specific learning needs. These pupils are included in the total number of pupils on roll. The three-year rolling average of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is 43%. This is well above the Wales average of 19%. The school states that around 30% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, which is above the Wales average of 21%. There are a few pupils with statement of special educational needs. Nearly all of these are in the learning resource class. Most pupils are white British. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. About 13% of pupils have English as an additional language. The headteacher was appointed in September 2013. Estyn last inspected the school in September 2012. 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 Springwood Primary School March 2018 Summary Most pupils make good progress from their starting points and achieve well as they move through the school. Most pupils who attend the learning resource class make good progress over time. Nearly all pupils have positive attitudes to learning and show great pride in their school and their work, but attendance rates are not as high as they could be. There is effective planning to develop pupils’ skills as they progress through the school. Teachers have high expectations and provide interesting learning activities. They receive able support from well-trained and effective classroom assistants. The way in which the school supports pupils’ wellbeing is outstanding. It creates a nurturing and tolerant climate that supports pupils’ personal development extremely well. The headteacher leads the school well and receives strong support from an effective senior leadership team and a knowledgeable governing body. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Springwood Primary School March 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve punctuality at the start of the school day R2 Improve pupils’ ability to write at length R3 Ensure a consistent approach towards teachers’ written feedback on pupils’ work R4 Improve pupils’ numeracy skills across the curriculum 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 for dissemination on Estyn’s website on the school’s work with the local authority learning resource class resource base and its impact on the provision for additional learning needs in the school as a whole.

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