Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau
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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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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2022. 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
Caerau Lane
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School Description

Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau is situated in the Ely area in Cardiff local authority. It provides education through the medium of Welsh. There are 246 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 42 part-time nursery age pupils. The school has eight single-age classes. Very few pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Over a three-year-period, around 26% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is significantly higher than the national percentage of 18%. The school has identified around 17% of its pupils as having special educational needs. This is lower than the national percentage of 21%. The school was last inspected in May 2012. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2010. 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 Gymraeg Nant Caerau January 2020 Summary The school is an inclusive and caring community, in which the headteacher and staff create a welcoming, supportive and hard-working environment for pupils. Most pupils, including those with special educational needs, make effective progress during their time at the school. Pupils use the Welsh language with pride and most pupils make good progress in their language skills. All staff develop pupils’ wellbeing diligently and conscientiously. Nearly all pupils enjoy attending school and show obvious enthusiasm towards their work. They have positive working relationships with staff and each other. As a result, nearly all pupils behave very well. Teachers prepare lessons that engage pupils’ interest purposefully and plan a range of interesting experiences that respond to their needs effectively. Under the headteacher’s robust leadership, leaders and staff have a clear vision. On the whole, they implement beneficial self-evaluation processes and address areas for improvement successfully. 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 Gymraeg Nant Caerau January 2020 Recommendations R1 Improve provision to develop pupils’ numeracy skills R2 Ensure appropriate opportunities for pupils to make choices in relation to their learning, so that they develop as independent learners R3 Strengthen the role of governors in monitoring the quality of provision and standards to enable them to challenge the school’s performance What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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