Waunceirch Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Dwr Y Felin Road
SA10 7RW
01639 636084
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. 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

Waunceirch Primary School, opened in 1974, is on the northern outskirts of Neath and serves the communities of Bryncoch, Caewern and Waunceirch, although a few pupils travel from further afield. Pupils come from a variety of backgrounds, although an increasing number live in economically disadvantaged circumstances. Approximately 31% receive free school meals, which is above the local authority and national averages. There are currently 189 pupils in the school aged between three and 11, taught in eight single age classes, including the nursery. Pupils attend the nursery part-time following their third birthday. The number on roll has steadily declined over the last few years. The school also provides a learning support centre for up to ten pupils from reception to Year 4. Formerly, this was for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties, but it is now an autistic spectrum disorder unit. The school has identified around 28% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is above the national average. Around 5% have a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background, receive support in English as an additional language or are looked after by the local authority. None uses Welsh as a first language. The school was last inspected in January 2007. The headteacher was appointed in September 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for Waunceirch Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,828 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £7,410 and the minimum is £2,806. Waunceirch Primary School is 22nd out of the 68 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Waunceirch Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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 (released annually in July).

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.
School Noticeboard

News & events from Waunceirch Primary School

Last update: 02 May 2019

Waunceirch Primary is a Lead Creative School in association with the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

At Waunceirch you are always assured of a warm, friendly welcome. An inclusive school, with two mixed age classes dedicated to teaching autistic pupils, we have high expectations for all of our children and strive to provide dynamic, inspiring lessons to embed the skills children require to succeed. Indoor lessons take place in light, airy classrooms with colourful learning walls to support the development of reasoning and creative thinking. Outdoors, we have generous space for learning and play, including a secure woodland area. From September, in addition to numerous After School Clubs, we will be offering wraparound care from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Please contact our Head Teacher, Mrs Tracy Hazel or the School Office to arrange to visit or for further information.

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