Mount Pleasant Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Ruskin Avenue
NP10 0AB
01633 894820
4 - 11
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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English medium
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Free school meals

School Description

Mount Pleasant Primary School is in Rogerstone, near Newport. There are 272 pupils on roll between the ages of three and eleven, including 31 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is 2% which is well below the national average (19%). Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The school identifies that 10% of its pupils have additional learning needs. This is below the national average (21%). A very few pupils have statements of special educational need. The last inspection of the school was in March 2013. The headteacher took up her post in January 2016. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Mount Pleasant Primary February 2018 Summary The headteacher has a strong vision for the school that focuses well on nurturing pupils so that they enjoy and succeed at learning. She has high expectations of staff and pupils and has created a strong team ethos among senior leaders, governors and staff. As a result, there is a purposeful atmosphere throughout the school where staff focus effectively on improving teaching and learning. The school provides a wide range of learning experiences that interest and motivate pupils well. Staff have incorporated the four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales into their planning. They have adapted the topics and themes that they deliver to ensure that they provide pupils with purposeful opportunities to learn in real-life contexts. As a result, most pupils concentrate well on their learning and focus effectively on tasks and activities. Older pupils in particular have a mature attitude towards learning. The quality of teaching is good and nearly all pupils make strong progress from their starting points. The school places a strong emphasis on improving pupils’ wellbeing and, as a result, nearly all pupils attend school regularly and most feel safe and happy in the school environment. 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 Mount Pleasant Primary February 2018 Recommendations R1 Adapt tasks and activities consistently to meet the needs of all learners and ensure that all pupils remain focused on their learning R2 Ensure that all learning experiences in the foundation phase reflect the ethos and principles of this stage of learning R3 Strengthen opportunities for teachers to share their expertise across the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to preparing for the new curriculum for Wales. The school is not part of the pioneer school programme, but staff have worked successfully to develop exciting learning experiences. This is a strength of the school, in particular the involvement of pupils in this work.

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