St Joseph's Catholic Junior School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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7 - 11
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School Description

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Junior School serves the Catholic community of Port Talbot, including the parishes of St Joseph’s, Port Talbot, Our Lady of Margam and Our Lady of the Assumption, Briton Ferry. As a Community First Area, the school’s catchment contains pockets of significant social deprivation and is considered economically disadvantaged. The school caters for pupils aged from seven to 11 and there are currently 118 on roll. Numbers have declined over the last few years. Most pupils are of white British ethnic origin and all speak English at home. Welsh is taught as a second language. Currently 12% of the pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is much lower than the average for the local authority and Wales. The school has identified about 36% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the national and local average. The headteacher has been in post since September 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for St Joseph's Catholic Junior School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,322 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £7,410 and the minimum is £2,806. St Joseph's Catholic Junior School is 44th out of the 68 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot in terms of its school budget per pupil.’ 1 A report on St Joseph's Junior School October 2012 Summary The school’s current performance The school’s prospects for improvement Good Good Current performance The current performance of the school is good because:  pupils’ attainment at the end of key stage 2 at the expected level is consistently high;  Most pupils make good progress;  the school ensures a caring, inclusive community in which pupils feel happy and safe;  the behaviour of nearly all pupils is excellent; and  there is a family ethos that is based on respecting the rights of all individuals. Prospects for improvement The school’s prospects for improvement are good because:  the headteacher and governors have a clear vision for the school, which is effectively communicated to all stakeholders;  self-evaluation is based firmly on a good range of first hand evidence, including a thorough analysis of a wide range of data;  planning for developing the use of new technologies throughout the curriculum is good; and  partnerships with parents, the community and other schools are strong and contribute effectively to fulfilling the school’s aims.

St Joseph's Catholic Junior School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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