Pencoed Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Penprysg Road
Pencoed
Bridgend
CF35 6RH
Pupils
597
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/05/2019)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2019. We give a summary star rating based on the last available data as a helpful indicator to parents. This is to be used as a guide only. You can view national level results including the percentage of pupils across Wales achieving the expected levels for the Foundation Phase (age 7) and at Key Stage 2 (age 11) here.


Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
20.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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15.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Pencoed Primary School is in the village of Pencoed, in Bridgend local authority. There are around 600 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years old. Twenty-nine of these pupils attend one of the four learning resource units for pupils with a range of learning difficulties. The school has 25 classes. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 16%, which is below the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 29% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is above the national average of 21%. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background and very few speak Welsh at home. The headteacher was acting headteacher from April 2012 and appointed the substantive headteacher in June 2013. The school’s previous inspection was in January 2011. 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 Pencoed Primary School May 2019 Summary The wellbeing of pupils is at the heart of the school’s work and all members of staff work very hard to ensure that there is a caring, inclusive, family ethos. This has a very positive impact on pupils’ achievement, their attitudes to learning, attendance and behaviour. Most pupils, including those in the learning resource units, make good progress from their starting points. Pupils take on roles and responsibilities enthusiastically and contribute well to the life of the school. Teachers provide a wide range of learning experiences to engage and motivate pupils to learn. The school promotes pupils’ understanding of the Welsh culture and heritage well. The school has a very strong and supportive relationship with parents. The family engagement officer has created a range of highly successful strategies to involve parents in the life and work of the school. The headteacher, along with the deputy headteacher and senior leaders, provides strong and purposeful leadership. Together with a dedicated and conscientious team of staff, they work successfully to improve pupils’ outcomes and raise their aspirations. 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 Pencoed Primary School May 2019 Recommendations R1 Raise standards in Welsh language skills R2 Provide more opportunities for pupils to develop as independent learners R3 Ensure that all teachers give pupils enough opportunities to write at length 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 strategies to engage families in the life and work of the school for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

Pencoed Primary School Catchment Area Map

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