Y.G.G.Pontsionnorton School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Heol Pont Siôn Norton
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF37 4ND
01443 486838
Pupils
299
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/09/2014)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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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27.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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12.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont Siôn Norton is about two miles to the north-east of the town of Pontypridd, near the village of Cilfynydd. The school was established in 1951 and the local authority is Rhondda Cynon Taf. The catchment area consists of the village of Cilfynydd and the areas of Trallwng, Y Comin, Ynysybwl, Coed y Cwm and Glyncoch. At present, there are 275 pupils on roll, which includes 43 full-time nursery children. They are taught in nine classes. One of these is a class for nursery-age children and two classes consist of mixed-age pupils. Two point nine per cent (2.9%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking households and about 2% are from an ethnic minority or mixed background. About 18% are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average (21%). About 50 pupils (15%) have been identified as having additional learning needs, which is lower than the national average (22%). There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs at the school. Including the headteacher, there are eight full-time teachers, and two who work part-time. The nursery class is taught by a higher level assistant. The school was last inspected in December 2009. The current headteacher was appointed to the post in April 2014, following the resignation of the previous headteacher in October 2013. Two temporary headteachers led the school between October 2013 and April 2014. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Pont Siôn Norton in 2014-2015 is £2,926. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £5,513 and the minimum is £2,514. Ysgol Pont Siôn Norton is in 92nd place of the 110 primary school in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of school budget per pupil.

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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.

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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.

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