St. Mary's R.C. Primary School
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
029 2087 2909

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
Wyndham Crescent
CF11 9EF
02920 225680

School Description

St Mary’s R.C. Primary School is a warm, caring and welcoming school. Its vision of ‘Love, Grow, Believe, Achieve’ permeates all it does. Pupils are secure and their relationships with staff are strong. As a result, pupils behave very well and are quick to settle and engage in their work. During their time at the school, most pupils, including those with English as an additional language (EAL) or with additional learning needs (ALN), make strong progress in their learning. Teachers’ development of the basic skills of all pupils is a strength of the school. In addition, learning support staff aid pupils in accessing learning extremely well. However, the independent learning skills, particularly of more able pupils, are less well developed. The school’s curriculum is broad and balanced, providing a suitable range of learning experiences. Teachers’ plan purposeful opportunities to develop pupils’ oracy, reading, writing and mathematics skills well. Provision to support pupils to make progress in their numeracy and digital skills is less developed. Teachers and support staff provide high quality feedback to pupils about the strengths and areas for development within their learning. As a result, most pupils make strong progress in their learning, knowing the steps required to improve their work. However, staff do not provide enough opportunities for pupils to make choices about their learning. The school is well led by the headteacher, with able support from the deputy headteacher and senior staff. The team work purposefully to ensure teachers’ expectations for their pupils are appropriate, including for more vulnerable groups of learners. Leaders ensure that the school sits at the heart of the community it serves. Parents feel valued and part of the life of the school and parish, benefiting from the successful partnerships fostered between the home and school. Nearly all pupils are happy and proud to attend the school.

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