Bryn C.P. School
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Gelli Road
SA14 9TT
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Bryn Primary School is on the outskirts of Llanelli, in the local authority of Carmarthenshire. There are currently 213 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11. There are seven single-age classes, one mixed-age class and a nursery class, which has a mix of full and part-time pupils. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is 19%, which is marginally above the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 26% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the national average of 21%. A very few pupils have English as an additional language and speak Welsh at home. There has been discontinuity in leadership in the school recently. The substantive headteacher was appointed in January 2017, but was absent due to ill health at the time of the inspection. Since mid-October 2018, a deputy headteacher from a local school has overseen the school for three days a week. The school was last inspected in May 2012. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Bryn C.P. School November 2018 Summary Most pupils feel safe and happy in school. They behave well and are willing to work hard. They are eager to succeed. Most pupils at the school achieve satisfactory standards in English and mathematics by the time they leave the school. However, too many pupils do not make good enough progress from their individual starting points, especially more able pupils and pupils with additional learning needs. The school cares for pupils well and promotes their personal development appropriately. However, the curriculum and the arrangements for the support and guidance of pupils do not meet the needs and interests of all pupils well enough. The quality of teaching varies too much between classes and many teachers underestimate pupils’ abilities and the full extent of what they can achieve. The school lacks continuity of leadership and a secure leadership structure. Leaders and managers do not provide effective strategic direction to the school’s work or currently demonstrate the capacity to bring about the improvements required. The governing body’s role in holding the school leadership to account for the standards pupils achieve and the quality of the school’s provision is weak and their oversight of the school’s finances is limited. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Adequate and needs improvement Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement Care, support and guidance Leadership and management 2 A report on Bryn C.P. School November 2018 Recommendations R1 Establish an effective leadership structure on all levels R2 Develop the governing body’s ability to support the school strategically and to fulfil its statutory requirements R3 Ensure that teachers’ assessments are accurate and derive from a robust evaluation of pupils’ standards R4 Establish a robust system to support those pupils with additional learning needs R5 Improve attendance at school R6 Implement the principles of the foundation phase in full R7 Improve the quality of classroom practice so that teaching and learning support the development of pupils as independent learners and ensure that all pupils achieve as well as they can What happens next In accordance with the Education Act 2005, HMCI is of the opinion that special measures are required in relation to this school. The school will draw up an action plan to show how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will monitor the school’s progress on a termly basis.

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Bryn C.P. School Reviews

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“Fantastic school”
My daughter has been at Bryn since nursery and has been very happy. Academically, my daughter has excelled and loves going to school to learn. The teachers are helpful and take a genuine interest in the pupils, always putting them first. I'd thoroughly recommend this school.
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