Posted: Sat 20th Apr 2024

Small Number of Pupils Miss Out on First Choice Schools in Swansea and Carmarthenshire /

The vast majority of new applications for primary schools places in Swansea and Carmarthenshire have been successful with only a small number unable to secure their first choice.
Only nine pupils starting primary school in September this year out of 1,942 didn’t get a place at their chosen school – seven at St Helen’s primary, Sandfields, and two and YGG Bryn y Mor, Brynmill – because they were oversubscribed.
The figures relate to applications which were submitted to the council on time. A council spokesman urged any parent who has still not applied for a reception place for their child to do so as soon as possible.
He added: “The very small number of on-time applications from families living in Swansea that did not secure a place at their first preference school have been offered a place at either their second preference or their designated catchment school in the language of their choice.
“Families can be assured that whichever school their child attends they will receive a good education in safe, secure, and happy surroundings.”
Carmarthenshire Council said only 12 applications in four primary schools were unsuccessful. A spokesman said they were all from pupils living outside of the relevant school’s catchment area and that five of the 12 were received after the January 31 closing date. He said: “We are anticipating a significant number of late applications from parents.”
Carmarthenshire Council declined from naming the four oversubscribed schools because it said doing so might identify the pupils involved because the numbers were so low.
Swansea Council provided this list of primary schools with admission numbers and places allocated.
School       Admission number     Places allocated
Birchgrove Primary School 60 41
Bishopston Primary School 38 29
Blaenymaes Primary School 37 23
Brynhyfryd Primary School 60 50
Brynmill Primary School 45 33
Burlais Primary School 75 40
Cadle Primary School 51 31
Casllwchwr Primary School 30 20
Cila Primary School 16 10
Clase Primary School 45 22
Clwyd Community Primary School 45 26
Clydach Primary School 37 10
Craigfelen Primary School 25 14
Crwys Primary School 24 14
Cwm Glas Primary School 40 17
Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School 65 59
Danygraig Primary School 40 18
Dunvant Primary School 49 32
Gendros Primary School 43 27
Glais Primary School 15 16
Glyncollen Primary School 30 17
Gors Primary School 46 35
Gorseinon Primary School 45 28
Gowerton Primary School 49 33
Grange Primary School 30 8
Gwyrosydd Primary School 58 42
Hafod Primary School 34 29
Hendrefoilan Primary School 34 29
Knelston Primary School 19 7
Llangyfelach Primary School 30 27
Llanrhidian Primary School 20 16
Mayals Primary School 30 27
Morriston Primary School 26 24
Newton Primary School 30 19
Oystermouth PrimarySchool 30 21
Parkland Primary School 75 70
Pen y Fro Primary School 30 11
Penclawdd Primary School 30 15
Pengelli Primary School 15 14
Penllergaer Primary School 43 36
Pennard Primary School 30 20
Pentrechwyth Primary School 24 17
Pentre’r Graig Primary School 46 22
Penyrheol Primary School 46 13
Plasmarl Primary School 28 30
Pontarddulais Primary School 55 36
Pontlliw Primary School 26 24
Pontybrenin Primary School 45 31
Portmead Primary School 37 27
Sea View Community Primary School 30 17
Sketty Primary School 63 46
St Helen’s Primary School 33 33
St Thomas Community Primary School 55 48
Talycopa Primary School 30 23
Terrace Road Primary School 45 33
Townhill Community School 60 54
Trallwn Primary School 41 13
Tre Uchaf Primary School 29 17
Waun Wen Primary School 29 21
Waunarlwydd Primary School 41 27
Whitestone Primary School 27 9
Ynystawe Primary School 24 18
YGG Bryniago 36 22
YGG Brynymor 37 37
YGG Gellionnen 43 19
YGG Llwynderw 45 36
YGG Lonlas 75 35
YGG Pontybrenin 71 70
YGG Tan-y-Lan 60 24
YGG Tirdeunaw 77 49
YGG Y Login Fach 31 19
Y G Y Cwm 28 12 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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