Heolgerrig Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Heolgerrig Road
Heolgerrig
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1SB
Pupils
229
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2017)
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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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Green, yellow, amber or red
25.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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6.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Heolgerrig Primary School is in the village of Heolgerrig close to Merthyr Tydfil. Most pupils come from the local community. The rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 7%. This is much lower than the average for the local authority and Wales. There are currently 225 pupils on roll, including 24 full-time nursery pupils. There are eight classes, including the nursery. The school admits pupils to the nursery from the age of three. The school identifies that around 21% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is in line with the national average for primary schools. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils speak English at home. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The school’s last inspection was in 2012. The headteacher, who was formerly the deputy headteacher, was appointed in 2015. A new deputy headteacher was also appointed in 2015. 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 Heolgerrig Community School November 2017 Summary The school has made rapid improvements since its last inspection as a result of strong leadership and teaching of good quality. School leaders work purposefully and effectively, for example to ensure that improvements to the provision are consistent and lead to improved pupils’ outcomes. The curriculum is vibrant and teachers provide many valuable opportunities for pupils to learn about things that interest them. Adults know and care for their pupils well. As a result, nearly all pupils enjoy their learning and make good progress. Most pupils behave well and attend regularly. By the time they leave in Year 6, nearly all pupils achieve good standards in English, especially in reading and oracy. Nearly all are competent in mathematics and use information and communication technology (ICT) confidently. 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 Heolgerrig Community School November 2017 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ standards in writing in English R2 Ensure that leaders’ monitoring focuses sharply on pupils’ standards and outcomes R3 Make better use of the current expertise within the school to ensure that learning in all classes proceeds at a good pace R4 Ensure consistency of practice in promoting good behaviour 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 the improvements since the last inspection for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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