Ysgol Sant Joseph
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Brackley Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7UU
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school situated in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay and serves the parishes of St Joseph’s and Sacred Heart in Old Colwyn. In addition, the school receives some pupils from outlying rural areas. Although most pupils are drawn from areas which are neither predominantly prosperous nor disadvantaged, around 17% reside in areas which are described as being socially and economically deprived. Around 13% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is much lower than local authority and national averages. Currently, the school has 230 pupils on roll aged between 3 and 11 years who are taught in eight single-age classes. Most are of white British ethnic origin and use English as their first language. Around 10% have English as an additional language; none uses Welsh at home. Currently, one pupil is ‘looked after’ by the local authority. There have not been any exclusions during the past twelve months. Baseline assessments show that most pupils enter school with slightly above average literacy and communication skills. The school identifies around 19% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is slightly higher than the national average. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs. There have been no significant changes in the nature of the school since it was last inspected in June 2006. The present headteacher was appointed in September 2001. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Sant Joseph in 2011-2012 means that the budget is £3137 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Conwy is £13941 and the minimum is £2935. Ysgol Sant Joseph is 58th out of the 61 primary schools in Conwy in terms of its school budget per pupil.’ 1 A report on St Joseph's Catholic Primary School July 2012 Summary The school’s current performance The school’s prospects for improvement Good Good Current performance The current performance of the school is good because:      standards of literacy are good and most pupils make strong progress throughout the school; achievement and progress in learning are good; pupils enjoy coming to school and nearly all behave well; teaching is generally good; and the school provides good value for money.

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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.

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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.

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