Cwm Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating
INDICATOR

Canning Street
Cwm
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 7RD
Pupils
229
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/12/2019)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. We give a summary star rating based on the last available data as a helpful indicator to parents. This is to be used as a guide only. You can view national level results including the percentage of pupils across Wales achieving the expected levels for the Foundation Phase (age 7) and at Key Stage 2 (age 11) here.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
21.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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23.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Cwm Primary School is in the village of Cwm in Blaenau Gwent local authority. There are 211 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years, including 22 nursery pupils. There are nine classes, including the nursery class. Over the past three years, around 24% of pupils are eligible to free school meals. This figure is above the Welsh average of 18%. The school identifies about 16% of pupils as having special educational needs. This is below the average for primary schools in Wales (21%). Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils have English as an additional language. There are no pupils who speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up post in May 2011. The school’s last inspection was in October 2012. 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 Cwm Primary School December 2019 Summary Cwm Primary School plays a key role at the heart of its community. Staff place great importance on the happiness of pupils and recognise that all pupils need to feel safe, secure and valued in order to be able to learn and make progress. As a result, standards of wellbeing in the school are very high. Teachers and teaching assistants deliver learning activities that engage pupils and encourage them to want to learn. They integrate aspects of Welsh culture and local history well. Staff use the Welsh language frequently and encourage its use among pupils effectively. As a result, standards in Welsh are a particular strength. The headteacher sets a clear vision for the school based around pupil wellbeing. She works with other leaders, teachers and teaching assistant in a series of teams that encourage all to develop their leadership skills and contribute to school improvement. The school works well with other providers to improve the quality of its provision and share its strengths. 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 Cwm Primary School December 2019 Recommendations R1 Ensure that pupils in the foundation phase have meaningful opportunities to develop as independent learners R2 Ensure that teachers match activities to the needs of pupils of all abilities, particularly the least able R3 Improve the quality of presentation, spelling and punctuation in key stage 2 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 intergenerational community work, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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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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