Alltwen Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Alltwen Hill
Alltwen
Pontardawe
Swansea
SA8 3AB
Pupils
231
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2018)
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PRI

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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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23.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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14.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Alltwen Primary School is in a small village near Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley, in Neath Port Talbot local authority. The school provides education for 228 pupils from three to eleven years old, including 22 who attend the nursery class part-time. There are seven single-age classes, including the nursery, and one mixed-age class in the foundation phase. The school was last inspected in 2013. The headteacher took up his post in 2014 and the deputy headteacher was appointed in 2017. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The three year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 17%. This figure has reduced over time and is now just below the Welsh average of 18%. The school has identified approximately 37% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is well above the Welsh average of 21%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. 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 Alltwen Primary School October 2018 Summary This is a school with pupils’ wellbeing at its heart. It is a community school that works actively with parents to involve them in their child’s education. The school has made rapid improvements since its last inspection as a result of strong leadership and the improving quality of classroom practice. The recently formed senior leadership team works purposefully and effectively. Adults know and care for their pupils well, particularly those who may be vulnerable to underachievement. Pupils at Alltwen make good progress, often from low starting points. Most pupils behave well and attend regularly. There is a new and exciting curriculum, which provides pupils with opportunities to learn about what interests them. As a result, most enjoy their learning very much. 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 Alltwen Primary School October 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve the presentation of a minority of pupils’ written work R2 Improve key stage 2 pupils’ mental calculation skills R3 Share the best classroom practice across the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to engaging parents to support their children to develop effective reading skills and habits, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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