Ysgol Swn Y Don

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Penmaenrhos
Swn Y Don
Colwyn Bay
Conwy
LL29 9LL
01492 517060
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Pupils
124
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2017)
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Ysgol Sŵn y Don is a community school for pupils aged three to eleven. It is on the outskirts of Old Colwyn in the County Borough of Conwy. The school was formed in September 2015 when Tan Y Marian Junior School and Penmaenrhos Infant School merged. The new school has been based on the site of the former junior school since September 2016. There are 124 pupils on roll, of whom 102 are of statutory school age. There are four single-year classes in the Foundation Phase and two mixed-year classes in key stage 2. The school also has two resource base classes for pupils with moderate to severe learning needs. Most of the pupils who attend the resource base class in key stage 2 are on the roll at Ysgol Sŵn y Don. Nearly all the pupils who attend the Foundation Phase resource base are on the roll of another school. Around 70% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the national average (19%). About 42% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is well above the national average, and a few have a statement of special educational needs. A few pupils are in the care of the local authority. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnic origin and speak English as their first language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in April 2015. She was previously the headteacher at Penmaenrhos Infant School. The individual school budget per pupils for Ysgol Sŵn y Don in 2016-2017 is £6,312 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Conwy is £14,063 and the minimum is £3,225. Ysgol Sŵn y Don is ninth out of 55 primary schools in Conwy in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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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 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 last 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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