Abercerdin Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating
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Kenry Street
Evanstown
Gilfach Goch
Bridgend
CF39 8RS
Pupils
201
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2020)
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PRI

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Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
24.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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19.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Abercerdin Primary School is in the village of Evanstown, near Bridgend. The school has 163 pupils aged between 3 and 11, including 20 pupils who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. Pupils are taught in seven classes, five of which are for pupils of mixed ages. The school’s three-year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 20%. This is above the average for Wales of18%. The school identifies that around 10% of its pupils have special educational needs, which is below the Welsh average of 21%. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and nearly all come from homes where English is the main language. The headteacher took up her post in September 2012. The school’s last inspection was in 2014. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Abercerdin Primary School February 2020 Summary Abercerdin Primary School is an inclusive and caring community that supports pupils to make good progress from their starting points. Nearly all pupils feel safe and valued. They display high standards of behaviour and most enjoy their time in school. Staff provide a wide range of learning experiences that meet the needs and interests of most pupils well. As a result, most pupils have positive attitudes to learning and develop good literacy, numeracy and Welsh language skills. Staff know pupils' individual needs well and provide effective support to help pupils overcome identified barriers to their learning. Leaders model high expectations for all members of the school community. They set a clear direction for developing the school and secure the commitment of staff who work together purposefully. Leaders place a strong emphasis on the professional development of staff. They focus resources and training appropriately to bring about improvements in pupils’ standards and wellbeing. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Abercerdin Primary School February 2020 Recommendations R1 Strengthen opportunities for pupils to develop their independent learning skills and to influence what and how they learn R2 Plan effectively for all pupils to use their mathematical skills in worthwhile contexts across the curriculum R3 Sharpen school improvement processes to plan and monitor priorities for improvement robustly What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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  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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