Talycopa Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
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?

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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.


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School Description

Talycopa Primary School serves the community of Llansamlet on the outskirts of Swansea. The school has 202 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11, including 26 part-time pupils in the nursery. There are eight classes at the school. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 16%, which is close to the national average of 18%. Most pupils are from a white British background. The school has identified around 20% of its pupils as having special educational needs, which is in line with the national average. The headteacher took up her post in January 2012. The school was last inspected in December 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Talycopa Primary School December 2019 Summary The headteacher provides strong leadership in setting and promoting a vision for the school. This is based on ensuring high standards of wellbeing, improving pupils’ basic skills and developing independent learners. Working relationships between pupils and staff are an excellent feature of the school and contribute extensively to the effective learning environment. Teaching is effective in all classes. Across the school, teachers take advantage of every opportunity to challenge pupils by questioning them skilfully and encouraging them to think. Nearly all pupils behave very well in lessons and during break time. They are extremely polite and respectful towards their peers, staff and visitors. The school has highly effective procedures to track and monitor pupils’ progress and wellbeing. Leaders and teachers use the information very effectively to plan activities and provide targeted support to address the needs of individuals and specific groups of pupils through an extensive range of intervention programmes. Pupil voice is very strong across the school. Pupils take full advantage of extensive opportunities to share their opinions and influence the school’s life and work very well. The school is an exceptionally warm and caring community that ensures pupils feel safe, secure and happy. This contributes substantially to the positive attitudes that pupils have to their work and to the school’s inclusive ethos. As a result, nearly all pupils, make good progress and achieve well. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Talycopa Primary School December 2019 Recommendations R1 Ensure a consistent approach across the school for pupils to correct errors and present their work well R2 Improve standards in Welsh across the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to the impact of the school’s tracking system in targeting pupils’ progress and wellbeing, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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