Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
347
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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 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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NATIONAL AVG. 2.21
Estyn grade
(01/05/2019)
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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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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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20.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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22.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.3%
Free school meals
15.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Henllys Way
St Dials
Cwmbran
Torfaen
NP44 4HB
01633 483383

School Description

Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân is a designated Welsh-medium primary school and is maintained by Torfaen local authority. Eighty-four per cent of pupils come from the town itself and the remaining 16% from a wider catchment area. The school describes the area which it serves as one that is industrial but which is neither prosperous nor economically disadvantaged. There are 364 pupils between 3 and 11 years of age on roll, including 54 children of nursery school age who attend on a part-time basis. The school accepts pupils on a full-time basis in the September following their fourth birthday. Ninety-nine per cent of pupils come from homes where Welsh is not spoken as the first language and 2% of pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds. Approximately 22% of pupils are entitled to free school meals and this figure is slightly higher than both the county and national averages. Twenty-four per cent of pupils have special educational needs, of which one has a statement. In 2011-2012, the individual school budget for Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân is £2,893 per pupil which compares with a maximum of £7,173 and a minimum of £2,725 per pupil for primary schools in Torfaen. Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân has the 27th highest budget per pupil of the 31 primary schools in Torfaen. The current headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2003.

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