Woodlands Community Primary School
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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.

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  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
Thornhill Road
Upper Cwmbran
NP44 5UA
01633 647488

School Description

Woodlands Primary School is in Upper Cwmbran in Torfaen. There are 342 pupils on roll. This includes 41 part-time pupils in the school’s nursery class. The school organises pupils into a learning base for pupils with complex needs, and 11 classes, five mixed age and six single age. Health visitors are based in the school and there is an Integrated Children’s Centre on site. The three year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 28%. This figure is above the Welsh average of 18%. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the first language. The school has identified approximately 21% of pupils with special educational needs. This is equivalent to the Welsh national average of 21%. The headteacher has been in post since April 2006. The school was last inspected in March 2014 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 Woodlands Community Primary School September 2019 Summary At Woodlands Primary School, nearly all pupils make strong and in many cases very strong progress as they move through the school, often from very low starting-points on entry. Nearly all pupils feel safe and secure in school and know what to do if worried or anxious. Pupils talk fondly about the staff and describe them as very caring and approachable. Working relationships are extremely nurturing and trusting. Nearly all pupils show very good levels of resilience in their work and they are keen to progress in their learning. They work hard and complete learning tasks to a high standard. Teaching is a strength across the school and provision for pupils’ wellbeing is outstanding. Pupils receive a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils very well. The school benefits from very strong and highly effective leadership. There is a clear strategic direction for developing the school and there has been a strong track record of improvement over recent years. Governors are effective in their roles and embrace new initiatives and change purposefully. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Woodlands Community Primary School September 2019 Recommendations R1 Refine pupils’ skills in spelling and grammar, to secure greater accuracy when writing, in particular for pupils who are more able What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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