Ysgol Bryn Collen
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
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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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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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Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
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01978 861125

School Description

The headteacher at Ysgol Bryn Collen provides strong, considerate leadership and knows the school well. She is ably supported by the deputy headteacher and dedicated staff, who together form a very effective team. The school is an inclusive, welcoming, and happy learning community, which promotes well-being effectively. The headteacher works diligently with staff and governors to secure improvements for the school. Together, they understand the school’s strengths and areas for development and plan appropriate strategic actions to secure improvement. Leaders and staff know the pupils well and use this information to ensure that all pupils are well cared for. Pupils are secure in their relationships with staff and as a result, their behaviour is excellent. Pupils and their families have a strong sense of pride in their school and nearly all pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school. Leaders and staff keep in close contact with the wider school community and build on the very positive relationships with parents. The school’s curriculum takes account of pupils’ interest. Staff offer pupils a variety of learning experiences which help keep pupils engaged in their learning. As a result, most pupils including those with additional learning needs (ALN) engage well with their learning, make strong progress, and achieve well. Teachers support pupils to build on their learning suitably. They ask appropriate questions in class to check pupils’ understanding and to move learning forward. However, in the older classes, teachers sometimes over-direct learning and this hinders pupils’ independence, including knowing how to improve their own work. Teachers plan purposeful opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy, and digital skills. However, pupils’ Welsh language skills are less well developed. Staff use the accommodation productively to meet pupils’ needs purposefully and teachers often plan stimulating activities to promote learning. Provision for outdoor learning experiences is effective and focuses on improving pupils’ skills through a range of stimulating learning activities.

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