Bryngwyn School
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SA14 8RP
01554 750661
11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)
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Bryngwyn School is an 11-16, mixed, community school, maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. It is situated in Dafen, on the north-eastern side of Llanelli, and draws its pupils from parts of the town centre and from a number of outlying villages. There are 1,014 pupils on roll, compared with 891 at the time of the last inspection in January 2012. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is 20.2%. This figure is slightly higher than the national average of 17.1%. Fifteen per cent of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales, which is around half the figure at the time of the last inspection. Thirteen pupils are looked after by the local authority. Most pupils are from white British backgrounds and around 5% have English as an additional language. Around 8% of pupils speak Welsh at home. Approximately 47% of pupils have special educational needs. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25.1%. Around 5% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is higher than the national average of 2.4%. The individual school budget per pupil for Bryngwyn School in 2016-2017 is £4,485. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Carmarthenshire is £5,432 and the minimum is £3,584. Bryngwyn School is sixth out of the 12 secondary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil. The school is currently a ‘professional learning pioneer school’. This means that it is working with the Welsh Government and other professional learning pioneer schools to develop a national model of professional learning. In 2014, the school federated with the nearby Ysgol Glan-y-Môr School in Burry Port. The schools share an executive headteacher, a senior leadership team and a common governing body, but have separate budgets and a head of school for each site. The headteacher of Bryngwyn School was appointed in September 2010 and became headteacher of the federation in 2014. The deputy headteacher took up his post at Bryngwyn School in January 2011 and became deputy headteacher of the federation and head of school at Bryngwyn in 2014. The head of school at Glan-yMôr was recently appointed and took up his post in April 2017. The senior leadership team also includes five assistant headteachers who work across the federation to varying degrees.

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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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  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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.

Bryngwyn School Reviews

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“Outstanding, safe and Fun school to attend- former pupil”
"> I attended this school and finished almost 2 years ago and in my opinion, this is by far one of the best schools in Wales. The amount of support you have from the teachers is outstanding and the respect everyone has for each other is honestly amazing. Teachers and pupils work together and as a result create a safe and fun environment for everyone. I loved my time at Bryngwyn and I am sure your children will love it too.
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