Ysgol Gymraeg Ifor Hael
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)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Clos Meon
NP20 7DU
01633 414694

School Description

Leaders have a clear and robust vision for the school, which is based on develop pupils’ well-being and Welsh language skills. They share this vision successfully with everyone in the school community. Other leaders support the headteacher effectively and there is a strong sense of working together as a team. The headteacher has a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. This has recently led to the use of effective methods to raise the standards of reading of nearly all pupils across the school. The headteacher is supported by governors who contribute appropriately to the school’s vision and work. However, the governing body does not undertake its role effectively enough as part of the school’s self-evaluation processes. As a result, it does not have a sound enough understanding of the most recent development. Teachers plan a curriculum that provides a range of purposeful experiences for pupils across all areas of learning and experience. The pupil’s voice is an important part of the process of planning activities and, as a result, most pupils apply themselves enthusiastically to their learning. There is a positive environment in the classrooms and they are hard-working learning communities. On the whole, teachers use a suitable range of effective teaching techniques. However, in a minority of lessons, teachers have a tendency to over-direct learning. This limits pupils’ ability to make choices about how they present their work and the resources they would like to use. One of the school’s strongest features is the provision that is provided for pupils with additional learning needs (ALN). Staff identify these pupils quickly and provide them with purposeful support to enable them to make sound progress in their skills over time. Most pupils enjoy their time at the school, which is friendly, caring and supportive. They behave well and treat others with respect and courtesy. Most make sound progress in developing their skills across the areas of learning and experience. One notable strength is the way in which staff promote the Welsh language and Welsh culture in the school’s life and work. As a result, nearly all pupils’ Welsh language skills and their awareness of Welsh culture and traditions are developing soundly.

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