Ysgol Bro Alun
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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
01978 298991

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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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)

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Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Delamere Avenue
LL11 4NG
01978 269580

School Description

The headteacher and other leaders at Ysgol Bro Alun succeed in realising their vision to provide a caring, supportive, happy and safe environment for pupils. This in turn allows most pupils to develop their self-confidence and self-discipline. They are supported effectively by dedicated teachers and support staff who support pupils to develop a range of skills appropriately in a proud Welsh environment. As a result, many pupils make sound progress. Ysgol Bro Alun is a happy school where nearly all pupils treat each other, staff and visitors with courtesy and respect. Pupils behave well, on the whole, and are ready to undertake their class work enthusiastically. Staff have a good understanding of pupils’ needs and, through joint planning, they prepare stimulating and interesting activities that engage pupils’ interest. However, the level of challenge is not always appropriate for pupils, particularly in the school’s upper years. In the early years, pupils make good progress in their language, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) skills. They talk confidently to their teachers about their work and enjoy taking part in a variety of interesting activities that are provided for them in the outdoor areas. As they move through the school, pupils continue to make sound progress in their skills; however, they do not make the best possible progress in their literacy and numeracy skills while working across the curriculum. Ysgol Bro Alun is federated with another local primary school, Ysgol Plas Coch. They share the same governing body and the same headteacher, who divides his time between both sites. The governing body discharges its duties diligently, for example by conducting site visits, and governors have a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. As a federation, leaders take advantage of a few opportunities to co-operate, for example when senior leaders evaluate lessons and standards in books across both sites. However, leaders do not always consider the findings of their monitoring activities incisively enough when planning for improvement. Beyond senior leader level, the federation arrangement does not have much of an effect on the day-to-day running of the school.

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