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Minera Hall Road
LL11 3YE
01978 269500
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Minera Voluntary-Aided Primary School is in the village of Minera, near Wrexham. There are 123 pupils aged three to 11 years on roll. This includes 14 pupils in the nursery class. The school has four classes, including the nursery. The school also provides education for three-year-old children on four afternoons for ten hours per week. Around 5% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well below the average for Wales. The school has identified around 20% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnic origin and nearly all speak English as their first language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The last inspection was in May 2008. The current headteacher took up his post in 1997. There have been significant staffing changes and absences over the last couple of years. The deputy headteacher was appointed in January 2012 and the Years 5 and 6 teacher was appointed in September 2013. This represents a 100% change of staff in key stage 2. The individual school budget per pupil for Minera Voluntary-Aided Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,670 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Wrexham is £9,653 and the minimum is £2,876. Minera Voluntary-Aided Primary School is 22nd out of the 60 primary schools in Wrexham in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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Minera Reviews

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“Minera school”
We have lived in many areas across the country due to work commitments and our children have attended different schools over that period, however I have found Minera school to be one of the best. The family values instilled here have been second to none and the teachers & head are very approachable. We have been welcomed into this community and the school seems to be a huge part of that. We have stayed here now for 8 years and although some parts of the education seemed a little dated at first, it soon caught up with the latest technology and I have found that the headteacher has always been willing to hear any ideas the parents may have to make the school even better. Bullying exists as it does in most schools. However, at Minera, it's just not tolerated. On the occasions I have heard of it or when indeed my daughter was being bullied, it was dealt with swiftly and appropriately and stopped almost as quick as it had started. I was very impressed by this. This school really does have a fantastic family feel about it. I feel secure leaving my daughter here and at ease talking to the teachers if I need to. It's just like a communal extended family where teachers and parents all look after each other. After all, we do have the same interests, for our children to be educated to a high standard in a safe and happy environment. This school has this in place and is doing a great job here. There is a breakfast club facility as well as an after school club which has been a god send for the parents who aren't lucky enough to have a 10-2 job and the teachers and assistants that run these are wonderful! Lovely, kind hearted and the kids love them. My only concern was at one point, that I felt there wasn't anything on offer as regards to after school activities e.g. Sports clubs, inter-school matches etc. This has changed over the last year though and now here there are plenty on offer. Netball, football, choir, art and many more that your child can take advantage of for free. On the whole this has been a wonderful school and I am very pleased that my daughter has had the chance to be part of it.
Very cliquey. If your child isn't related to one of the staff, don't expect fair treatment. No understanding or effort to deal with my child who has SEN. School bullying policy enforcement is weak and there is an old-school style behaviour management culture. Avoid.
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