Choosing a school

The entry of children to Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School is controlled and administered by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Within the County Borough, each school has an area that it traditionally serves called the “catchment area”.

In line with legislation, LA’s must allow all parents the opportunity to express a preference for the school they wish their child to attend. Pupils who reside within a defined catchment area of a school do not have an automatic right to attend that school. A written application must be made and the placements will be allocated in accordance with the LA’s admissions procedure.

Apply for a place at a school

The normal ages for admission to CCBC schools are:-

  • Rising 3s - pupils are admitted to Nursery as Rising 3s in the term following their third birthday.
  • Age 3/4 in Nursery
  • Age 4/5 in Infant and Primary Schools

Free Childcare Offer for Wales

From the term following their 3rd birthday, children could be entitled to 20 hours of government funded childcare. This is in addition to the 10 hours already provided by the part-time Foundation Phase and up to 30 hours of childcare during the school holidays.

Parents could receive the funding until they are offered a full time education place, usually the September after their child’s fourth birthday potentially saving families in the region of up to £4,725 per year.

To find out if you are eligible go to

Closing dates for school admission applications

The timetable to process applications for Nursery schools for September 2020 is:

  • Admission Forms available to parents now
  • Forms to be returned to LA 28th February 2020
  • Parents notified of outcome after 20th April 2020

There is no closing date for the In year transfer forms.

Apply for a place at a school online (Caerphilly CBC website)