Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd
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3 - 11
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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.

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  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
Pupils with SEN support
Glan-Y-Nant Road
CF14 1AP
02920 691247

School Description

Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd is situated in the village of Whitchurch in the north of Cardiff. The schools serves the surrounding area. The school’s numbers have increased consistently over the last three years. There are now 474 pupils on roll, which include 64 nursery-age children who attend on a part-time basis. The school admits pupils to the reception class on a full-time basis at the beginning of the term in which they celebrate their fourth birthday. Pupils are taught in 14 single age group classes. Over the last three years, approximately 4% of pupils are eligible for free schools meals, which is significantly lower than the average for Wales. Fifty-three per cent (53%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, with the aim of them being bilingual by the time they transfer to secondary school. Approximately 11% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, which includes a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school was last inspected in November 2009. The headteacher has been in post since April 2005. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd in 20142015 is £3,070. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Cardiff is £6,523 and the minimum is £2,908. Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd 87th out of 96 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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