Ysgol Plas Coch
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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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
Ffordd Stansty
Plas Coch
LL11 2BU
01978 311198

School Description

The headteacher and other leaders at Ysgol Plas Coch succeed in realising their vision to provide a caring, supportive, happy and safe environment for pupils. This in turn allows nearly all pupils to develop their self-confidence and self-discipline. They are supported effectively by dedicated teachers and support staff who support pupils to develop a range of skills soundly in a proud Welsh environment. As a result, nearly all pupils make good progress. Nearly all pupils show a positive attitude towards learning. They are well behaved and enjoy contributing to lessons. Many become increasingly independent learners during their time at the school, develop strong co-operation skills and persevere with tasks. They develop their literacy skills well, although a few pupils do not speak Welsh consistently in classes and informal situations. As teachers experiment and refine their approaches to dealing with the Curriculum for Wales, they provide an increasing range of stimulating and interesting activities based on real-life experiences. For example, pupils develop good numeracy and digital skills by taking part in tasks based on recent off-site visits. Throughout the whole school, teachers use a range of effective teaching methods to help pupils gain a full understanding of the themes that they are covering. They ask probing questions and give pupils valuable oral and written feedback and provide valuable opportunities for pupils to enrich their own work. They support pupils’ individual needs well, for example by providing beneficial additional sessions for pupils who have been identified as having additional learning needs (ALN). Ysgol Plas Coch is federated with another local primary school, Ysgol Bro Alun. They share the same governing body and the same headteacher, who divides his time between both sites. The governing body discharges its duties diligently, for example by conducting site visits, and governors have a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. As a federation, leaders take advantage of a few opportunities to co-operate, for example when senior leaders evaluate lessons and standards in books across both sites. However, leaders do not always consider the findings of their monitoring activities incisively enough when planning for improvement. Beyond senior leader level, the federation arrangement does not have much of an effect on the day-to-day running of the school.

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