St David's Church-In-Wales
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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 2021

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.

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  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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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. 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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Free school meals
Vale of Glamorgan
CF71 7NL
01656 656447

School Description

St David’s is a voluntary aided Church in Wales primary school situated in the village of Colwinston, midway between Bridgend and Cowbridge. The school serves the rural parishes of Colwinston, Llandow and Llysworney and admits a significant number of children from further afield. Built in 1970, the school has been extended four times during the last 20 years. Currently, there are 150 pupils on roll. The school is organised into seven discrete classes and there are nine full-time teachers, including the seconded headteacher, and nine learning support assistants. The area is described as relatively prosperous, with only around 4% of pupils entitled to receive free school meals; a figure which is well below national and local averages. The school receives pupils from the full range of abilities. Currently, around 10 % of pupils have special educational needs, and this is well below national and local averages. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs. There are a few pupils from ethnic minority groups and no pupil receives support for English as an additional language. No pupils come from homes where the first language is Welsh. English is the predominant language of the school and Welsh is taught as a second language. The school has experienced staffing changes and considerable instability in the recent past. The previous head teacher was away on sick leave from 2010 to 2011 and, as there was no foreseeable return date, the current headteacher was seconded by the local authority in May 2011. The previous headteacher retired at the end of the academic year in July 2011. The school was last inspected in February 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for St David's C.I.W. Primary School in 20112012 means that the budget is £3567 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan is £4940 and the minimum is £2736. St David's C.I.W. Primary School is 16th out of the 46 primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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