Ysgol Mynydd Bychan
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
243
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.18
Estyn Report
(01/12/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
PRI

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)

20.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 91.5%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
MORE INFO
6.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 23.7%
Free school meals
11.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 5.0%
Pupils with SEN support
New Zealand Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF14 3BR
02920 613417

School Description

Ysgol Mynydd Bychan is a highly inclusive and supportive community which promotes a caring ethos successfully. There are close and warm working relationships between pupils and staff, which fosters an ethos of enthusiastic learning and a strong sense of belonging to the school’s family. Pupils enjoy learning and are very enthusiastic during lessons and tasks. They are keen to work with staff and each other and, as a result, to succeed as confident and ambitious learners. During their time at the school, most pupils develop purposeful literacy and digital competence skills and nearly all implement successful social skills. Teachers plan the curriculum intelligently, which promotes very beneficial learning opportunities for pupils. Pupils’ outcomes are good where teaching and feedback on their work is challenging and consistent. However, there are inconsistencies in provision in relation to developing pupils’ numeracy skills and teachers’ feedback to target the next steps in pupils’ learning. Staff support and care for pupils very consistently and conscientiously. This contributes to pupils’ desire to learn and persevere with tasks. Staff encourage pupils successfully to take responsibility for their own well-being. Support to promote pupils’ learning and well-being and their ability to use this support meaningfully is a strong feature of the school. As a result, their behaviour is excellent. Staff use the accommodation productively to meet pupils’ needs purposefully and teachers plan stimulating activities to promote learning. Provision of outdoor learning experiences is effective and focuses on improving pupils’ skills through stimulating activities. Leaders keep in close contact with the wider school community and build on the very positive relationships with parents. The headteacher leads the school very skilfully and inspires the staff to ensure that pupils’ learning and well-being are regular priorities. This is central to her ambitious vision. She works diligently with staff and governors to ensure that the school is an inclusive learning community, which promotes positive and innovative opportunities for pupils. Leaders evaluate the school’s work wholly effectively and use regular, thorough and skilful self-evaluation processes. The school’s monitoring activities lead to relevant improvement plans and comprehensive training opportunities for staff to develop their skills through agreed professional learning.

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