Archdeacon Griffiths C.I.W. Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Archdeacon Griffiths Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School is in the village of Llyswen, in Powys local authority. There are 121 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11. The school has five classes. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 1%, which is well below the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 17% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is below the national average of 21%. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background and very few speak Welsh at home. Estyn does not inspect religious education or the religious content of collective worship when it is a school with a religious character. Instead, the governing body is required by law to arrange for religious education and collective worship to be inspected separately. The headteacher took up the post in 2006. The school’s previous inspection was in March 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Archdeacon Griffiths C.I.W. Primary School September 2019 Summary The school has a warm family atmosphere and works very closely with parents to ensure pupils’ wellbeing. As a result, pupils feel safe and secure and they enjoy coming to school. A majority of pupils make sound progress as they move through the school, but a minority do not always achieve as well as they could. Staff and teachers care for pupils well. They develop effective working relationships and help pupils to feel confident in the school environment. Many teachers plan and deliver interesting learning experiences for pupils. However, teaching is not always suitably challenging and teachers’ expectations of pupils’ capabilities are not always high enough. Leaders succeed in creating an inclusive community for all pupils. All members of staff work as a team and have a clear understanding of their roles. Members of the governing body are very supportive of the school’s work. The school has addressed areas for development successfully in the past, but leaders have not always ensured that the school has sustained these improvements. Links between self-evaluation and school priorities are not always clear and the improvement processes do not focus sharply enough on pupils’ standards. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Archdeacon Griffiths C.I.W. Primary School September 2019 Recommendations R1 Strengthen the school’s processes to evaluate its performance and to plan for improvement R2 Improve pupils’ reading and writing skills at key stage 2 R3 Develop pupils’ numeracy skills across the curriculum R4 Improve pupils’ confidence and skills in speaking Welsh R5 Improve the quality of teaching to ensure that all pupils receive an appropriate level of challenge What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to show how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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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.

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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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  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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