St. Woolos Primary
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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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
Stow Hill
NP20 4DW
01633 265792

School Description

St. Woolos Primary School is an effective and caring school, which holds the community it serves at the heart of all it does. Pupil well-being is a strength of the school. This is due to the priority leaders and staff place upon pupils being happy and ready to learn. There is a strong focus on inclusion and ensuring equality for all, whilst celebrating diversity. Teachers are effective in delivering a curriculum that supports pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills purposefully over the time they are at the school. From their starting points, pupils respond well and become confident when applying their skills in oracy, reading, writing and numeracy across the curriculum. However, pupils are less confident in using digital skills or when using the Welsh language. Staff provide interesting lessons and an abundance of purposeful visits to support the learning and inspire pupils to consider their own contributions in the future. However, opportunities to develop creativity through the expressive arts are less well developed. Pupils feel that they have a voice in their school and its curriculum, and are confident when suggesting improvements, such as more opportunities to develop their physical skills. Over time, and through constant reflection, leaders implement well-considered plans to improve the school for the benefit of the pupils. For example, there is a strong focus on improving oracy. This not only supports the youngest pupils but enables pupils who transfer to the school from other settings. This is particularly helpful to those who are new to the English language. As a result, most pupils rapidly develop linguistic skills that enable them to access the curriculum and develop as independent learners. Governors are play an active role in the school and are effective in supporting it to move forward. Together, with the headteacher and deputy headteacher, they have a clear understanding of the school’s position and where the focus for improvement lies. Parents trust leaders and staff. They are very supportive of the school and appreciate its work in nurturing and developing their children.

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