St Alban's Rc Primary School
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4 - 11
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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.

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?

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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)

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English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Mona Place
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02920 462915

School Description

St Alban’s R.C. Primary School is in the Tremorfa area of the City of Cardiff . The school provides a Catholic primary education for pupils between four and eleven years of age. There are currently 215 pupils on roll. The number of pupils at the school has risen by about 10% over the past six years. The headteacher and deputy headteacher of the school were both on suspension prior to and during the inspection. In May 2011, the local authority seconded a Cardiff headteacher to act as interim headteacher at the school. Since September 2011, another existing Cardiff headteacher has taken over as the interim headteacher. The acting deputy headteacher has been in post for two years. Three teachers, from other local primary schools, were seconded to the school at the time of the inspection. The chair of governors resigned in October 2011 and the vice chair is the interim chair of governors. Many pupils come from socially and economically disadvantaged homes and around 50% of pupils are entitled to receive free school meals. This is well above the all-Wales average of around 20%. Just over 75% of pupils’ ethnic background is white British. The remaining pupils come from a wide range of ethnic groups. The school has a growing number of pupils from Gypsy and Traveller and Czech Roma backgrounds. Around 10% of pupils speak English as a second language. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. Twenty-two per cent of pupils have additional learning needs. A majority of these pupils are at the school action level for moderate learning difficulties. Five pupils have statements of special educational need. The individual school budget per pupil for St Alban's R.C. Primary School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,738 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £19,708 and the minimum is £2,828. St Alban's R.C. Primary School is 37th out of the 116 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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