Townhill Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
497
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/02/2019)
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PRI

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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
21.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
92.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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54.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
15.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Townhill Road
Townhill
Swansea
SA1 6PT
01792 516370

School Description

Townhill Community Primary School is in the heart of the city of Swansea. The area is one of considerable economic deprivation. There are 500 pupils aged three to eleven years in the school. This includes 115 pupils in the nursery who attend on a part-time basis. Pupils are organised into a nursery class, 14 mainstream classes and two classes for pupils with special educational needs. All pupils come from the local area. Almost 50% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is well above the average for the local authority and Wales. A very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school has identified almost a third of pupils as having additional learning needs, including 30 pupils who have a statement of special educational needs. Just over a half of these statemented pupils attend the specialist facilities for those with moderate learning difficulties. Six pupils are currently looked after by the local authority, seven are supported by the ‘team around the family’ and 12 are ‘children in need’. There have been a few fixed-term exclusions in the last 12 months. Since the last inspection in 2006, there have been a number of changes to the teaching staff in the school. Flying Start provision was established in the school in 2008 and the school has also been an early start school for the Foundation Phase since 2009. This means that no performance data relating to pupils’ attainment in English, mathematics and science is available for key stage 1 since this date. The individual school budget per pupil for Townhill Community Primary School in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3,178 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £11,089 and the minimum is £2,560. Townhill Community Primary School is 42nd out of the 86 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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