Ysgol Gynradd Ty-croes
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
211
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2015)
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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2021. 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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21.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 21.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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14.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.3%
Free school meals
17.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.1%
Pupils with SEN support
Tycroes
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 3QD
01269 593253

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Tycroes is in the village of Tycroes near Ammanford in the Carmarthenshire local authority. There are 204 pupils on roll, aged 3 to 11, including seven in the nursery class. The school has seven classes, with many pupils taught in single-age classes. Including the headteacher, the school has seven full-time and four part-time teachers. The school identifies 21% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is just below the national average. There are very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils are from an ethnic minority background or speak English as an additional language. Around 13% of pupils speak Welsh at home. About 20% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is in line with the national average. The school was last inspected in July 2010. The headteacher took up his post in September 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Tycroes in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,530 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £8,382 and the minimum is £3,111. Ysgol Gynradd Tycroes is 67th out of the 101 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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