Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Adjacent to Fitzalan High
Lawrenny Avenue
CF11 8BR
02920 373453

School Description

Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch is situated in the Leckwith area of Cardiff. It provides education for pupils from a wide and varied area, which includes Grangetown, Riverside and parts of Canton, Butetown, Pontcanna and Victoria Park. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 467 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 49 part-time nursery age pupils. Pupils are divided into 18 single-age classes. About 10% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national percentage of 19%. Around 40% of pupils speak Welsh at home, and around 20% are from ethnic minority backgrounds. No pupils receive support for English as an additional language. The school has identified 20% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is slightly lower than the national percentage of 21%. Very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2016, and the deputy in April 2015. The school was last inspected in May 2011. 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 Pwll Coch February 2018 Summary The staff create a happy, caring and inclusive ethos at the school, where everyone is respected and appreciated. The school places obvious value on pupils’ varied backgrounds and cultures. The quality of teaching is good, on the whole, and nurtures a supportive and industrious learning environment. Pupils behave very well and are keen to learn. Teachers plan practical, stimulating and rich learning experiences that provide for pupils’ needs effectively. As a result, most pupils make sound progress, achieve well and use their skills to a high standard by the end of key stage 2. The school has benefitted from robust leadership that ensures a clear strategic direction for the school’s work. Leaders are extremely effective in setting and promoting a vision that focuses on fostering working relationships and aiming for excellence. Leaders receive strong support from staff, who all believe in the school’s vision and work towards achieving it. 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 Pwll Coch February 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ oral Welsh skills R2 Provide regular opportunities to challenge more able pupils effectively R3 Ensure more opportunities for pupils to make choices in relation to their learning and to work more independently What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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