St David's C/W Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
225
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
(01/11/2019)
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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.


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NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
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20.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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27.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
3.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Bryn Celyn Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 7ED
02920 734308

School Description

St David’s Church in Wales Primary School is a faith school in Pentwyn, Cardiff. It serves an area in the north-east of the city. There are 248 pupils aged three to 11 years at the school, including about 40 children in the nursery. There are nine classes, including two nursery classes. Around 25% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is above the average for primary schools in the local authority and in Wales. The school has identified about 27% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the average for primary schools in Wales. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. There were very few exclusions of pupils in the last 12 months. Eighty-five per cent of pupils come from a white British background. The remainder are mainly of mixed ethnicity, black or other ethnic groups. About 7% of pupils speak English as an additional language. There are no pupils who speak Welsh as a first language at home. The last inspection was in October 2007. The current headteacher was appointed full time in September 2013, following a period of working alongside the previous headteacher during a phased retirement. A new deputy headteacher will start in January 2014. The individual school budget per pupil for St David's Church in Wales Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,495 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £7,890 and the minimum is £2,856. St David's Church in Wales Primary School is 57th out of the 96 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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