Maesybryn Primary School
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

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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  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.

How Does The School Perform?

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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Lancaster Drive
Crown Hill
Llantwit Fadre
CF38 2NS
01443 202928

School Description

Maesybryn Primary School is in Llantwit Fardre on the outskirts of Cardiff and Pontypridd in the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. There are 420 pupils on roll, including 30 full-time and 27 part-time nursery pupils. There are eight single-year and four mixed-year classes. In addition, there are two learning resource base classes, providing education for 17 pupils with communication needs from across the local authority. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 9%. This is well below the average for Wales of 19%. The school identifies 31% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is much higher than the national average of 21%. This includes the pupils in the learning resource classes. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are in the care of the local authority. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The current headteacher took up his post in 2009. The school’s previous inspection was in 2013. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Maesybryn Primary School May 2018 Summary Maesybryn Primary School provides an inclusive and purposeful learning environment for pupils. Nearly all pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They behave well, showing respect and concern for others. Across the school, the provision for pupils with additional learning needs is a strength. Staff in the learning resource classes provide care and support of high quality. This enables nearly all pupils to develop their social and communication skills highly successfully and to take a full part in school life. Overall, the quality of teaching is good. Teachers and support staff work together successfully to provide stimulating learning experiences that engage and meet the individual needs of most pupils successfully. As a result, most pupils are confident and articulate learners. They make strong progress in developing their skills in mathematics, and especially in literacy, where most achieve good standards in both English and Welsh. The headteacher and senior leadership team know the school’s strengths and areas for development well and plan for improvement appropriately. They lead by example and ensure a strong team ethos among staff. 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 Maesybryn Primary School May 2018 Recommendations R1 Raise pupils’ standards in ICT R2 Refine monitoring procedures so that leaders can be more agile and effective in responding to identified areas for improvement R3 Strengthen the role of governors and parents in evaluating the work of the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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