Y G G Gwaelod Y Garth
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Main Road
Gwaelodygarth
Cardiff
CF15 9HJ
02920 810489
Pupils
293
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/12/2019)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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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23.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
96.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Dual Stream
Language of the school
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4.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth is a dual-stream community school which provides its pupils with education through the medium of Welsh or English depending on parental choice. The school is situated in the village of Gwaelod y Garth, some seven miles from Cardiff. The school serves a catchment area comprising of Gwaelod y Garth, Taff’s Well, Tongwynlais and Nantgarw, and is neither economically advantaged nor disadvantaged. The school has 254 pupils aged three to 11 on roll, including 39 children in the nursery. Twenty-four children attend the nursery in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. There are eight classes in the Welsh-medium stream, all of which are single age classes. The two classes in the English-medium stream have mixed ages. Four per cent of pupils are currently entitled to free school meals, which is much less than the average for Wales (21%). The school has identified 10% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well below the average for Wales. Pupil ethnicity is largely white British (93%) and the remainder either mixed or Chinese. Around 24% of pupils speak Welsh at home. Seven pupils have English as an additional language. The present headteacher took up his post in January 2009. The individual school budget for Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth in 2012-2013 is £4,018 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £12,307 and the minimum is £2,873. Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth is 28th out of the 99 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Y G G Gwaelod Y Garth Catchment Area Map

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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 (released annually in July).

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.

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