Maes Y Morfa Community Primary School


School Guide Rating


Olive Street
SA15 2AP
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Maes y Morfa Community Primary School is situated on the western edge of the town of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are 239 pupils on roll, aged from three to eleven, including 33 nursery pupils. There are eight single-age classes. English is the predominant language for nearly all pupils. A very few pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds and learn English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. Around 33% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is much higher than the Wales average of 19%. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school identifies around 44% of pupils are on the additional needs register, which is much higher than the Wales average of 21%. A very few pupils have a statement of special education needs. The headteacher, took up her post in September 2017. The school was last inspected in March 2010. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Maes Y Morfa Community Primary School March 2018 Summary The school is a happy, nurturing community where the high level of care and co-operation between staff and pupils contributes well to pupils’ wellbeing. Nearly all pupils enjoy coming to school and benefit from positive working relationships with staff. They are confident in the school environment and are proud of their school and their work. They behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. Pupil tracking is effective and identifies the progress of specific groups and individuals. Over time, many pupils make sound progress and, by Year 6, achieve at least expected standards from their starting points. Pupils’ speaking, listening and reading skills are often strong, but they do not use their writing, numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT) and Welsh language skills well enough across the curriculum. Teachers provide interesting learning experiences that engage and motivate many pupils to succeed. However, although a minority of teaching in the school is strong, the quality of teaching varies too much from class to class. The headteacher’s strong and purposeful leadership sets a clear strategic direction for developing the school. She has quickly established a clear vision for the school based on a commitment to achieving high standards of wellbeing and improving pupil outcomes. She receives purposeful support from all staff, who work well together as a cohesive and effective team. 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 Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Maes Y Morfa Community Primary School March 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ extended writing R2 Improve pupils’ Welsh oracy skills R3 Improve the quality of teaching by sharing best practice more effectively R4 Provide regular and purposeful opportunities for pupils to use their numeracy and ICT skills across the curriculum R5 Increase attendance What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to show how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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