Ysgol Ifor Bach
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Windsor Way
Abertridwr
Caerphilly
CF83 4AB
Pupils
281
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2014)
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PRI

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29.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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15.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Ifor Bach is in the village of Abertridwr, on the outskirts of the town of Caerphilly. In the main, it serves the area of Abertridwr and Senghennydd and the vicinity. It comes under the care of Caerphilly local authority. The school admits children from the whole ability level at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. At present, there are 275 pupils on roll. Pupil numbers have risen over recent years. Welsh is the main teaching and learning medium at the school and all pupils are expected to be fluent in Welsh and English by the end of key stage 2. Ninety-eight per cent of pupils come from non Welsh-speaking homes. About 28% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure that is higher than the county and national averages. About 19% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register and a very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed to her post in 2005 and she was present when the school was last inspected in June 2008. Since then, there have been considerable changes in terms of staff. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Ifor Bach in 2013-2014 is £2,951. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,118 and the minimum is £2,645. Ysgol Ifor Bach is in 49th position out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of the school budget per pupil.

Ysgol Ifor Bach Catchment Area Map

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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.

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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