Nantyffyllon Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Garnwen Terrace
CF34 0ET
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Nantyffyllon Primary School is near Maesteg, in the Bridgend local authority. There are 266 pupils aged 3 to 11years on roll, including 32 full-time pupils in the nursery. The school has nine classes for pupils, including three mixed-age classes. Around 20% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is slightly above the average for Wales of 18%. The school identifies 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is slightly lower than the national average of 21%. There are a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and a very few pupils have English as an additional language. Nearly all pupils speak English at home. The current headteacher took up her post in July 2017. The school’s previous inspection was in February 2011. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Nantyffyllon Primary School November 2018 Summary Many pupils at Nantyffyllon Primary School generally make good progress from their starting points. Most have positive attitudes to learning and treat each other with care and respect. However, pupils’ ability to use their numeracy and literacy skills purposefully in other areas of learning is underdeveloped. Most teachers provide interesting learning experiences that motivate pupils to learn, but do not always provide sufficient opportunities for pupils to work independently and to take greater responsibility for their learning. The headteacher has worked well with new leaders, staff and governors to improve the provision and standards in important areas. They have developed a culture of continuous improvement with a strong emphasis on providing quality professional development for all staff. Leaders have established useful procedures to analyse the work of the school well and to identify areas for development effectively. All staff are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities and contribute successfully to implementing the school’s improvement plan. This has enabled the school to address important areas for improvement in a short period. 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 Good 2 A report on Nantyffyllon Primary School November 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils' ability to apply their numeracy skills to solve problems across the curriculum R2 Improve the quality of pupils’ independent, extended writing in their work across the curriculum R3 Ensure that learning experiences provide more opportunities for pupils to work independently and to take greater responsibility for their learning What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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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.

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