Waun Wen School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
215
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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
01792 636000

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?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn Report
(01/06/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
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.

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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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18.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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48%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
11%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Lion Street
Waun Wen
Swansea
SA1 2BZ
01792 651010

School Description

Waun Wen Primary School is in an inner-city area in Swansea. The building has been remodelled extensively over the years, and now includes a ‘Flying Start’ facility. The school currently caters for 143 pupils from reception to Year 6, as well as 41 pupils of nursery age, who attend part-time. The number on roll had fallen considerably in recent years, but the trend reversed in 2011. The majority of pupils live in the local area, although a minority of parents choose to send their children to the school from outside the catchment area. The area served by the school is described as socially and economically deprived. Pupils come from a range of private, rented and housing association homes and there is a high rate of pupil mobility. Around 55% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is well above the local and national averages. The school identifies that nearly 40% of pupils have additional learning needs. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational need. Approximately 21% of pupils come from an ethnic minority background and speak English as an additional language, of whom 12 are from asylum seeker families. The remaining pupils are white British. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher was appointed in 2001. The school’s last inspection was in 2007. The individual school budget per pupil for Waun Wen Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,923 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £9,629 and the minimum is £2,634. Waun Wen Primary School is 17th out of the 87 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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