Cefn Cribwr Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Cefn Road
Cefn Cribbwr
CF32 0AW
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Cefn Cribwr Primary School is in Cefn Cribwr in Bridgend local authority. There are 183 pupils aged 3 to 11 years at the school, including 20 full-time children in the nursery. There are nine classes, including two foundation phase observation classes and a key stage 2 learning resource base, for pupils with a range of speech and general learning difficulties. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 18%, which is in line with the average for Wales of 18%. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity, with a very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. Very few pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. The school has identified around 32% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is above the Welsh average of 21%. The headteacher took up this post in April 2016. The school was last inspected by Estyn in January 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 Cefn Cribwr Primary School February 2020 Summary The headteacher and staff have created a warm and welcoming school that nurtures its pupils well. Most pupils have positive attitudes to learning and are enthusiastic and keen to learn. A majority of pupils, including those with special needs, make sound progress overall. However, a minority do not always make enough progress, particularly in developing their literacy skills. Teachers and learning support officers know each pupil well and respond sensitively to their individual needs. Across the school, including in the observation classes and learning resource base, teachers plan interesting activities that engage most pupils well. However, a minority of teachers do not always plan activities that meet the needs of individual pupils effectively. Overall, teachers do not reflect the principles of the foundation phase well enough. The school engages with parents well and has established positive partnerships. It has developed beneficial links with a range of external agencies and specialist services to support pupils’ individual needs where appropriate. Leaders have made improvements in standards in a few areas, such as pupils’ Welsh language skills. However, overall, self-evaluation and improvement procedures do not impact well enough on improving outcomes for pupils. 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 Cefn Cribwr Primary School February 2020 Recommendations R1 Ensure that self-evaluation and improvement processes result in better outcomes for pupils R2 Improve the quality of teaching and assessment to ensure that all pupils build on their skills progressively, particularly in literacy and numeracy R3 Improve standards in literacy across the school R4 Ensure that the principles of the foundation phase are reflected fully in mainstream and observation classes in the foundation phase 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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