St Josephs Cathedral Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
511
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?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn Report
(01/02/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
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
Support category
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26.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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21.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
4.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Caepistyll Street
Greenhill
Swansea
SA1 2BE
01792 653609

School Description

St Joseph’s Cathedral Primary School is near the centre of the city of Swansea in the Swansea local authority. The school opened in September 2012 as the result of the amalgamation of St Joseph’s Cathedral Infant and Junior Schools. There are 611 pupils aged three to 11 on roll. This includes around 70 pupils in the three part-time nursery classes. The school has 20 full-time classes. Around 16% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is lower than the average for Wales (21%). There are a very few children looked after by the local authority. The school has identified around 28% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including a very few with a statement of special educational needs. Around 34% of pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds and about 30% speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. A new headteacher was appointed in October 2013, but is not due to take up the post until April 2014. In the meantime, the governing body has appointed an interim headteacher. This is the school’s first inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for St Joseph's Cathedral Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £2,993 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £15,824 and the minimum is £2,673. St Joseph's Cathedral Primary School is 75th out of the 80 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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