Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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St Paul's Avenue
Barry
CF62 8HT
01446 735595
Pupils
234
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2018)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. 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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23.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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8.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc is located in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. The school serves an area that includes the surrounding community and neighbouring areas. It was established in its present form in 1996, following the merging of the junior and infants schools to serve the local area. The school states that a few of its pupils come from areas that are considered to be disadvantaged. The vast majority of pupils come from an area that the school describes as being neither advantaged nor disadvantaged. Eight percent of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is significantly lower than the national percentage. Welsh is used as the medium of teaching throughout the school and English is introduced as a subject in key stage 2, with the aim of pupils being bilingual by the end of their period in the school. At the time of the inspection, there were 234.5 pupils (full-time equivalent) aged 3-11 on the register, compared with 217 during the previous inspection in 2005. About 4% of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is the main language, and about 4% of pupils come from a mixed ethnic background. There are 39 pupils on the additional learning needs register and one pupil has a statement of special educational needs. Since the previous inspection, seven new members of staff have been appointed to the school, including the headteacher and deputy headteacher who have been in post since September 2010. During the past year, there have been substantial changes in the responsibilities of staff and the senior management team. In 2009-2010, the individual school budget for Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc was £3,320 per pupil, which compares with a maximum of £4,491 and a minimum of £2,756 for primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan. The school has the 31st highest budget per pupil of the 46 primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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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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