Ysgol Gymraeg Lon Las
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Walters Road
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las is situated in the village of Llansamlet in the north east of the city of Swansea. Pupils come from a number of areas within the city that include St Thomas, Dan y Graig, Pentre-chwyth, Cwm, Trallwn, Morriston, Pentrepoeth, Cwmrhydyceirw, Ynystawe, Ynysforgan and Llansamlet. There are 515 pupils on roll, of which 475 attend full-time and the remainder is part-time in the nursery. This is a substantial increase of approximately 70% since the last inspection. Pupils come from a background that according to the school is neither prosperous nor economically disadvantaged. Around 8% are entitled to free school meals, which is significantly lower than the national percentage of 20%. Approximately 1% comes from a background which is not white British. Pupils are admitted on a full-time basis at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. English is the main language spoken at home by about 90% of the pupils with Welsh being the main language of the others. Every pupil is expected to be fluent in both Welsh and English by the time they are 11 years old. Pupils represent the full range of ability. Around 21% of pupils have additional educational needs, of which 8% are on school action plus, mainly because of language and communication difficulties. Another 2% have a statement of special education needs. Pupils are taught in 19 classes by 20 full-time teachers and two part-time teachers, as well as 19 full-time and six part-time classroom assistants. The school has a bursar and a clerk, both of whom work full-time. The teacher-pupil ratio is 1 to 22. Classes on average have 23 pupils. The school was previously inspected in October 2005. The current head teacher was appointed in September 2004. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las in 20112012 is £2560 per pupil, which compares with a maximum of £11,089 and a minimum of £2560 for primary schools in Swansea. The school has the lowest budget per pupil of the 86 primary schools in the city.

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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.

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