St Mary's Overton
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
01978 292000

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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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
School Lane
Overton On Dee
LL13 0ES
01978 710370

School Description

St Mary’s Church in Wales School is an inclusive and caring community where pupils work and play together confidently. Staff focus well on pupils’ well-being, and this allows pupils to thrive in the school’s inclusive environment. Pupils say that they feel safe, secure, and happy in school. They know that adults in the school care for them and that they can turn to them when they face challenges or have difficulties. Staff have worked hard to create a calm and nurturing ethos, which contributes to effective learning. Most pupils behave well and show very positive attitudes to learning. They form strong relationships with adults and one another and show respect and courtesy for all members of the school community. Most pupils focus well in lessons and demonstrate interest in their learning. As a result, most pupils make good progress as they move through the school and achieve well. Pupils enjoy their time at St Mary’s very much. This is because their teachers plan interesting activities for them, which makes learning exciting and fun. They listen carefully to what pupils want to learn and weave their ideas into well-planned sequences of lessons that build systematically on pupils’ knowledge and understanding. This ensures that most pupils display high levels of interest and engagement in their work. Classrooms and outdoor spaces are productive, active learning environments where pupils enjoy plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively in pairs and small groups. Pupils receive purposeful opportunities to practise their literacy, numeracy, and digital skills well through rich tasks and learning experiences, The provision for Welsh is less well developed. In addition, pupils’ ability to recognise what they are doing well and what they need to do to improve their work is limited. The acting headteacher and governors provide efficient and supportive leadership. Staff work well together and as a team they share responsibilities sensibly. As a result, there is an effective whole-school ethos and sense of teamwork where staff feel valued for their contribution. The school is good at identifying the areas of its work that are most effective and those aspects that need to be improved. This enables leaders to set clear ambitions for the direction of the school.

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