St John Lloyd
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?

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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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English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Bryn Bala Way
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School Description

R.C. Primary School St John Lloyd Roman Catholic School is in the Trowbridge area of Cardiff. There are 336 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 11, including 48 nursery pupils who attend on a part-time basis. There are 12 mixed-age classes. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is 30%, which is above the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 32% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is well above the national average of 21%. Many pupils are from a white British background. About 10% of the pupils come from Gypsy Traveller families. Around 28% of pupils speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. Estyn does not inspect religious education or the religious content of collective worship when it is a school with a religious character. Instead, the governing body is required by law to arrange for religious education and collective worship to be inspected separately. The headteacher took up the post in September 2015. The school’s last inspection was in November, 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on St John Lloyd R.C. Primary School February 2019 Summary The headteacher’s effective leadership sets a clear direction for the school. All members of staff work well together and this ensures that all aspects of the school’s work have a positive impact on pupils’ progress and wellbeing. Governors have a thorough understanding of the school’s performance, which enables them to challenge the school successfully. Teachers develop very strong working relationships with pupils and provide them with interesting activities that engage them well. As they move through the school, most pupils make good progress, including those with additional learning needs and those who are more able. The school is a happy, safe and very inclusive community, which nurtures and celebrates pupils’ achievements. Nearly all pupils are very friendly and courteous towards each other and adults. They concentrate well in lessons and are keen to learn. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel that the school values them. The provision to support the most vulnerable pupils has a beneficial impact on their development. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on St John Lloyd R.C. Primary School February 2019 Recommendations R1 Enhance the opportunities for pupils to use their Welsh language skills outside of designated Welsh lessons R2 Ensure that the self-evaluation process always focuses sharply on the standards that pupils achieve and identifies specific areas for improvement What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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