Llantarnam Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Llantarnam Road
NP44 3XB
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Llantarnam Community Primary School is in Cwmbran in the Torfaen local authority. In November 2016, the school relocated to a new site. The catchment area spans the district of Llantarnam and Oakfield and is currently growing rapidly due to a number of new housing developments around and near the school. There are around 300 pupils on roll, between the ages of three and eleven. This includes 40 nursery pupils who attend the school part-time. There are 11 classes, including 5 mixed-age classes. The three year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is around 18%, which is similar to the Wales average. The school has approximately 18% of pupils on its register of pupils with additional needs. This is lower than the Wales average. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and a very few pupils have English as an additional language. The long standing headteacher retired at the end of the summer term 2017. The deputy headteacher took on the role of acting headteacher for the autumn term 2017, supported by the new headteacher who became the substantive head in January 2018. The school was last inspected in July 2011. 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 2 Report on Llantarnam Community Primary School November 2018 Summary Pupils at Llantarnam Community Primary School enjoy coming to school and feel valued. Most make appropriate progress as they move thorough the school. Nearly all pupils are polite and are eager to interact with visitors. Pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to fulfil positions of responsibility and they do so with enthusiasm and pride. Teachers know their pupils well and respond to both their educational and emotional needs suitably. In a majority of classes teachers provide a range of activities that engage learners. However, in a minority of classes pupils do not always make the progress they are capable of. The headteacher provides the school with exceptional leadership. All staff have valuable opportunities to develop as reflective practitioners through an effective programme of professional development. 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 Good 3 Report on Llantarnam Community Primary School November 2018 Recommendations R1 Continue to improve pupils’ writing skills, including their handwriting R2 Ensure there are planned opportunities for pupils to develop their numeracy skills in subjects other than mathematics, particularly in key stage 2 R3 Share the best practice in teaching to ensure greater consistency across the school R4 Improve pupils’ Welsh language skills R5 Ensure that pupils’ ICT skills are developed systematically across the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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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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