Ysgol Griffith Jones
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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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 2021. 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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Welsh medium
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Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Heol Yr Orsaf
San Cler
Sir Gaerfyrddin
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School Description

Ysgol Griffith Jones is situated in the village of St Clears near Carmarthen, in Carmarthenshire local authority. It provides education for its pupils through the medium of Welsh or English in two streams. There are 333 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 39 part-time and full-time pupils in the nursery class. The school has 10 single-age classes and three mixed-age classes. The majority of pupils attend the Welsh stream, and 32% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Over a three-year period, around 10% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is significantly lower than the national percentage of 18%. The school has identified around 19% of its pupils as having special educational needs. This is slightly lower than the national percentage of 21%. The current headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2008 and the school was last inspected by Estyn in July 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Ysgol Griffith Jones March 2020 Summary The school has a happy and caring environment. Nearly all pupils are affectionate and treat each other, staff and visitors with obvious respect. They come to school full of enthusiasm to learn. Most pupils speak enthusiastically about all of the experiences that they are given and take pride in their work and the school’s successes. Nearly all pupils are very well behaved. The school’s provision to develop pupils’ Welsh and knowledge of their heritage is effective. As a result, most pupils know what it means to be Welsh, and speak Welsh completely naturally and with pride. They have a sound understanding of Welsh culture. The headteacher provides strong and purposeful leadership. As a result, leaders work together effectively to maintain the good standards that are seen across the school, and stimulate improvements. There is a strong culture of team work among all staff, particularly in terms of ensuring that most pupils make the expected progress and supporting pupils’ wellbeing. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Griffith Jones March 2020 Recommendations R1 Ensure that the principles of the foundation phase are implemented in full in Year 2 R2 Ensure regular opportunities for pupils to make choices about their learning in order to develop as independent learners R3 Raise the standards of more able pupils R4 Improve pupils’ attendance What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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