Cwmnedd Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Free school meals

School Description

Cwmnedd Primary School is in the village of Glynneath, in the Neath Port Talbot local authority. There are currently 217 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11, including 50 who attend the nursery part-time. The school operates on two sites. The purpose-built unit for pupils in the nursery and reception classes is on the Morfa Glas site, approximately 500 metres from the main school. There are four single-age classes in the foundation phase and three mixed-age classes in key stage 2. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is about 27%. This is above the national average of 19%. The school identifies 38% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well above the national average of 21%. Nearly all pupils come from a white ethnic background and speak English as a first language. A very few pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. The headteacher took up her post in September 2017. The deputy headteacher assumed his role in January 2018, following two years as the acting deputy headteacher. The school’s last inspection was in November 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Cwmnedd Primary School June 2018 Summary The school has a happy family atmosphere where the wellbeing of all pupils and adults is at the core of its work. Members of staff know individual pupils very well and respond effectively to their personal and emotional needs to ensure their happiness and wellbeing. Overall, most pupils make good progress and achieve well in relation to their starting points. Most teachers provide stimulating learning experiences that successfully capture pupils’ imagination and interest. Foundation phase classrooms are hives of activity where pupils learn effectively both indoors and outside. The provision for pupils with additional learning needs is comprehensive and effective. The overall quality of teaching is good. The headteacher provides strong, effective and purposeful leadership. She has a very clear view of relevant areas for development, which she shares successfully with staff and governors. She leads a united team who focus productively on achieving priorities for school improvement. The senior leadership team are developing their roles effectively. Governors support and challenge the school well. 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 Cwmnedd Primary School June 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure that all pupils make consistently good rates of progress and achieve as well as they can R2 Provide more opportunities for pupils to develop their numeracy skills across the curriculum R3 Ensure consistency in the standard of handwriting and presentation throughout the school R4 Improve pupils’ understanding of how to address specific areas for improvement in their work What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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