Pen Afan Primary

Primary

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Western Terrace
Blaengwynfi
Port Talbot
SA13 3YE
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Pupils
126
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/04/2011)
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Pen Afan Primary School opened in April 2009 in a new, purpose-built building as a result of amalgamation between Abergwynfi Infant and Junior Schools. The school is situated at the head of the Afan Valley, in the Neath Port Talbot local authority area. It serves the former mining villages of Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi. The area is one of considerable economic deprivation and is designated as a Communities First neighbourhood. There are 81 full-time pupils on roll and 17 children attend the nursery. Pupils are organised into four mixed-age classes. All pupils come from homes where English is the predominant language. Approximately 37% of pupils are entitled to free schools meals, which is significantly higher than the all-Wales average of just under 20%. The school has identified 18% of pupils with additional learning needs but no pupil has a statement of special educational needs. The school has not been inspected previously. However, Abergwynfi Infant School was last inspected in 2008. Important shortcomings in learning, teaching and standards resulted in special measures being required and these remained in place when the school closed in spring 2009. Abergwynfi Junior School was last inspected in 2003. Since the last inspection of both schools there have been significant changes to staffing in the new school, with the headteacher, a few senior staff and teachers being replaced. The current headteacher has been seconded to the school since April 2010 and has been working alongside the Federation headteacher since September 2010. The 2010-2011 individual school budget per pupil for Pen Afan Primary School is £4,247, which compares with a maximum of £7,911 and a minimum of £2,843 for primary schools in Neath Port Talbot. The school has the 21st highest budget per pupil out of the 71 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot.

Pen Afan Primary Catchment Area Map

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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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