Cwmglas Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Colwyn Avenue
01792 771693
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Cwm Glâs Primary School is in the village of Winch Wen in Swansea. There are 294 pupils aged three to eleven years on roll. This includes 38 part-time pupils in the nursery and eight pupils with mild to moderate learning difficulties who attend the specialist teaching facility. There are 10 single-year classes including the two nursery classes. In addition, there are four mixed-year classes including the specialist teaching facility. Around 32% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the average for Wales of 19%. The school identifies 54% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is higher than the national average of 21%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs and the majority of these attend the special teaching facility. A very few pupils are in the care of the local authority. Many pupils are of white British ethnicity and only a very few pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The current headteacher took up his post in September 2017. The school’s previous inspection was in January 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Cwmglas Primary School February 2018 Summary Pupils at Cwm Glâs are very proud of their school and show high levels of engagement and enthusiasm during lessons and other learning experiences. Most pupils start school with skills and knowledge below the expected level for their age. As they move through the school, they make at least good progress in their learning, particularly those with additional learning needs. Pupil focus groups contribute increasingly well to the life of the school and provide useful information regularly to parents and other pupils, for example on how to improve reading skills. The new headteacher and deputy headteacher contribute well to the strategic direction of the school and share their vision effectively with the whole school community. The strong team ethos together with purposeful school improvement strategies is beginning to have a positive effect on the provision and pupils’ standards. Leaders ensure a caring, inclusive and nurturing learning environment where every pupil has opportunities to engage fully in their learning. The school’s work in ensuring support for vulnerable pupils and families, as well as parents and carers in general, is exemplary. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Cwmglas Primary School February 2018 Recommendations R1 Raise standards in Welsh in key stage 2 R2 Develop the ability of governors to challenge the work of the school more effectively 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 parental engagement for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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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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