Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Derwen
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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 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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Beech Grove
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01495 226062

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Derwen is in the village of Oakdale near Blackwood and is maintained by Caerphilly local authority. The school’s catchment area is very wide and includes nearby villages. The school provides bilingual education for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years. Welsh is the main medium of learning. About 4% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils are from an ethnic minority background. Children are admitted to the nursery class on a full-time basis in the September following their third birthday. During the inspection, there were 229 pupils on roll. Pupil numbers have increased considerably since the last inspection. The rolling three-year average for pupils who are eligible for free school meals is about 14%, which is lower than the national average of 21%. Twenty-two per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. These figures are a little higher than the percentages for Wales. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Two classes are maintained at the school by the local authority for pupils who have profound learning needs. They come from a wide area, namely the catchment area that feeds Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni. The headteacher was appointed in September 2013. The school was last inspected in April 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen in 2014-2015 is £3,462. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,106 and the minimum is £2,465. Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen is in 14th position of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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