Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pen-Y-Groes
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3 - 11
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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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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
C/O Bryn Celyn Primary School
Bryn Celyn
CF23 7EH
02920 735723

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pen-y-Groes is a successful learning community that celebrates pupils’ Welshness, diversity and achievement particularly well. The headteacher provides clear and wise leadership and respects the efforts of everyone who contributes to the pupils’ complete education. All staff are committed to ensuring high quality care and well-being for pupils across the school in a homely and supportive environment. This has a strong influence on pupils’ attitudes towards each other and other people both within and outside the school. Strong practices in terms of caring for pupils’ well-being also have a very positive effect on their self-confidence and attitude to life in general. The school’s ethos is based firmly on a shared vision of well-being, high aspirations and good relationships. As a result, most pupils show very positive attitudes towards their learning and take pride in their Welshness and their school. Pupils’ use of the Welsh language is a strong feature and they use the language completely naturally both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers co-operate successfully with nearby schools to plan a range of inspiring and varied learning and play experiences for pupils. As a result, the developing rich curriculum sparks pupils’ imagination and encourages them to research their community, their city and the wider world. Provision to support the learning skills of pupils with additional learning needs is appropriate, although the school does not always provide support and interventions effectively enough to meet all pupils’ needs. Most pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills that are appropriate for their age and starting points successfully. For example, most pupils develop their oral skills effectively, contribute purposefully to class discussions and express their views clearly and maturely. However, the writing skills of a minority of older pupils have not developed in full, particularly their extended writing skills.

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