Phillipstown Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
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Cefn Rhychdir Road
Phillipstown
New Tredegar
Caerphilly
NP24 6XE
Pupils
130
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2018)
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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.


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23.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
91.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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43.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Philipstown Primary School is in Philipstown, New Tredegar, in the Caerphilly local authority. Currently, there are 131 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11, including 21 nursery pupils who attend on a part-time basis. There are four mixed-age classes at the school. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is 41%, which is well above the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 17% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is slightly lower than the national average 21%. Nearly all pupils are from a white British background. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to education reform in Wales. The acting headteacher was appointed in November 2017. The school’s last inspection was in February 2012. The substantive headteacher, who is on secondment to the regional consortium, returned to school for the period of the inspection. 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 Phillipstown Primary School November 2018 Summary The school delivers exciting learning experiences that engage pupils well. As a result, many pupils make good progress from their individual starting points. Most pupils enjoy coming to school and they are proud of their school. The school supports the development of pupils’ wellbeing successfully. Provision for pupils with additional learning needs is effective and has a positive effect on their attitudes to learning. Many pupils take on a wide range of responsibilities that successfully promote their self-esteem and life skills. The acting headteacher and acting deputy headteacher have supported staff and pupils well through a period of considerable staffing instability. However, there are shortcomings in aspects of the school’s leadership and management, particularly in relation to school improvement. Governors are supportive of the school, but they do not challenge the school well enough and their role in strategic development is limited. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Phillipstown Primary School November 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure that the processes for self-evaluation and improvement planning focus sharply on the standards pupils achieve and the progress they make R2 Ensure that teaching challenges and meets the needs of all pupils, including the more able R3 Raise standards in Welsh R4 Improve pupils’ attendance What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to show how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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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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