YGG Cwmllynfell
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Heol Y Bryn
01639 830630
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Draddodiadol Cwmllynfell is a bilingual community school in the charge of Neath Port Talbot local authority. It is situated on the outskirts of the village. The school serves the village and the surrounding area. Since January 2012, it also admits the pupils of Ysgol Rhiwfawr, which closed at the end of 2011. This means that it serves a wider area than the original catchment area and that the number of children and pupils has risen significantly from 75 in September 2011 to 110 in September 2012. As a result of the changes above, there has been a significant drop in the percentage of pupils who receive free school meals. The current percentage is 7.9%, which is significantly lower than the county and national averages. In 2011, 15.5% of pupils were entitled to free school meals, a percentage that is more similar to the county and national averages. According to the school, the area it serves is neither privileged nor disadvantaged. There are 110 pupils aged between three and 11 on roll, including 16 part-time nursery pupils. Pupils are admitted to the school on a part-time basis on the day following their third birthday. There are three classes for pupils of statutory school age, along with one nursery and reception class. Pupils arrive at the school with similar achievements to those expected in comparison with the county’s Welsh-medium schools. Eleven per cent of pupils have additional learning needs but none has a statement of special educational needs. This percentage is considerably lower than the national percentage. Ninety-two per cent of pupils are from a white ethnic background and 8% are of mixed heritage. No pupils are learning English as an additional language and the local authority is not looking after any pupil. Sixty-seven per cent of pupils come from homes where Welsh is spoken and a further 23% speak Welsh to an equivalent standard. All pupils are following a first language Welsh course. Welsh is used as the medium of teaching until Year 2. In key stage 2, Welsh and English are used as teaching media. Mathematics and science are taught through the medium of English in key stage 2. The school was inspected last during the Autumn term of 2006. The current headteacher was appointed to her post in September 2010. She was also the headteacher at Ysgol Rhiwfawr and was in charge of two schools for a time. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Cwmllynfell in 2012-2013 is £3,866. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £7,410 and the minimum is £2,806. Ysgol Cwmllynfell is in 21st position of the 68 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot in terms of the school budget per pupil.

YGG Cwmllynfell Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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.

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