Melin Primary School

Primary

School Guide Rating

INDICATOR
MILE END ROW
Melincryddan
Neath
SA11 2ED
01639 645414
Pupils
244
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Not Available
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2018)
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PRI

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Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
24.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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40.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Melin Primary School is in Melincryddan, near Neath. The school opened in September 2016 following the amalgamation of the former infant and junior schools. It is on two sites that are around a kilometre apart. There are approximately 250 pupils on roll, aged from three to eleven, including 43 nursery children who attend part time. There is a notable proportion of pupil transience. The school has four single-age and six mixed-age classes. The school identifies around 24% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is higher than the national average (21%). A very few pupils have a statement of educational needs. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is about 44%. This is much higher than the national average (19%). Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and very few speak Welsh at home or speak English as a second language. A very few pupils were excluded in the past 12 months. The headteacher took up his post in September 2016, following the amalgamation. This is the school’s first inspection in its present form. 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 Melin Primary School March 2018 Summary Melin Primary School is inclusive and caring and places pupils’ wellbeing at the centre of its work. The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership and promotes an appropriate teamwork approach among all staff. Although most pupils start school with relatively low skill levels, they respond well to quality provision and make at least suitable progress in acquiring skills in literacy and numeracy, which they apply effectively across the curriculum. Teaching is good and the curriculum provides a broad and balanced range of interesting learning opportunities. Nearly all pupils behave well and have positive attitudes towards their learning. They are polite and respectful. The school manages its finances efficiently. 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 Melin Primary School March 2018 Recommendations R1 Raise the attainment of more able pupils R2 Enable pupils to influence how and what they learn What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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