Y.G.G. Llwynderw
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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.

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?

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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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West Cross Lane
West Cross
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School Description

Ysgol Llwynderw is a designated Welsh medium school servicing Swansea West. The school’s catchment area extends from Rhossili on the Gower peninsula to Derwen Fawr in Sketty. This in an economically advantaged area with only 2% of the pupils entitled to receive free school meals. Currently, there are 239 pupils between the age of 3 and 11 years old on the school register. The under 5 year old children are accepted into the nursery class on a part time basis in the September immediately following their third birthday. There are three classes in key stage 2 (KS2), one for year 3 pupils and two mixed age classes, one for years 4/5 and one for years 5/6. In KS1 there are two mixed year 1 and year 2 classes and a nursery and reception unit. Pupil numbers have increased since the last inspection in 2005 when there were 55 full time and 26 part time pupils. It has been reported that there are approximately 9% of the pupils with special educational needs (SEN) which is lower than the national average, and none of them has a statement of SEN. The school moved to a new site at West Cross in 2008 and the school building is innovative as regards planning for sustainability. Approximately 51% of pupils come from homes where English is the main language of the home and approximately 49% of the pupils come from homes where Welsh is spoken. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Llwynderw is £3053 which compares with a maximum of £5744 and a minimum of £2550 for primary schools in Swansea. The school has the 57th highest budget per pupil out of the 89 primary schools in Swansea. The head teacher has been in post for nine years.

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