Y.G.G. Bryniago
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
197
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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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.

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?

Adequate
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn grade
(01/05/2016)
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PRI

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.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
17.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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12.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.0%
Free school meals
8%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Lower James Street
Pontarddulais
Swansea
SA4 8JA
01792 882012

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bryniago is situated in the village of Pontarddulais and is maintained by Swansea local authority. There are 251 pupils aged between 3 and 11 years on roll, including 52 part-time nursery-age pupils. Pupils are divided into eight classes and Welsh is the main medium of the life and work of the school. About 38% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. About 3% are eligible for free school meals. The school has identified 20% of pupils as those who have additional learning needs, including a very few who have a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority or mixed background. The headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2011 and the school was last inspected in November 2009. The school is currently a ‘curriculum pioneer school’. This means that it is working with the Welsh Government and other schools that are pioneering with the curriculum to develop and conduct a pilot for a new curriculum for Wales. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bryniago in 2015-2016 is £3,124. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Swansea is £5,006 and the minimum is £2,556. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bryniago is in 53 rd place of the 79 primary schools in Swansea in terms of the school budget per pupil.

Y.G.G. Bryniago Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Try anywhere else first”


I highly regret sending my children there. You cannot see the difference until you take them out and put them in a different place. Certain teachers are fantastic but overall the place is like a Victorian workhouse in my opinion. The Headmistress shows no first person perspective or compassion. I would urge you to look at an alternative school.
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