Y.G.G. Castellau
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Ffordd Castellau
Beddau
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF38 2AA
01443 562206
Pupils
261
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2015)
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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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Green, yellow, amber or red
27.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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7.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau is in the village of Beddau, between Llantrisant and Pontypridd, and is maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority. The school provides bilingual education for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years. Welsh is the main medium of learning. About 23% of pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. Children are admitted to the school on a part-time basis to the nursery class in the September following their third birthday, and on a full-time basis in the September following their fourth birthday. During the inspection, there were 36 children in the part-time nursery class and 254 full-time pupils on roll. They are taught by eight full-time teachers and three part-time teachers. The rolling three-year average for pupils who are eligible for free school meals is 8%, which is lower than the national average of 21%. Twenty per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. These figures are a little lower than the percentages for Wales. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in September 2007. The school was last inspected in July 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau in 2014-2015 is £3,138. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff is £5,513 and the minimum is £2,514. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau is in 72nd place of the 110 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff in terms of school budget per pupil.

Y.G.G. Castellau Catchment Area Map

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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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