YGG Pontardawe

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Alltacham Drive
Pontardawe
Abertawe
SA8 4JR
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Pupils
347
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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
(01/09/2013)
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Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe is situated in the town of Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley in Neath Port Talbot local authority. The school has a wide catchment area. It serves an area which includes the villages of Trebanos, Ynysmeudwy, Godre’r Graig, Rhos, Alltwen, Rhyd-y-fro and areas surrounding Mynydd y Gwair and Mynydd y Gwrhyd. The school is a designated bilingual school, which means that Welsh is the main medium of teaching and that English is introduced when pupils reach seven years of age. Approximately 52% of pupils come from English-speaking homes. The school provides education for pupils between three and 11 years of age. There are 320 pupils on roll, which includes a part-time nursery class. The school admits pupils on a full-time basis at the beginning of the September following their fourth birthday. Approximately 5.2% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure that is much lower than the national average. Eight per cent of pupils have additional learning needs, which is also much lower than the national figure. The school was last inspected in November 2007. The headteacher has been in post since September 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe in 2013-2014 is £2,668. The maximum school budget per pupil in primary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £8,492 and the minimum is £2,668. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe is in 70th place of the 70 primary schools in Neath Port Talbot 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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