Rhydyfro Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Waun Penlan
01792 862200
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Rhydyfro Primary School is in the village of Rhydyfro, near Pontardawe, in Neath Port Talbot local authority. There are currently 144 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11, including 17 who attend the nursery part-time. There are six classes including the nursery. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is 36.6%. This is well above the national average of 18%. The school identifies 28% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the national average of 21%. Nearly all pupils come from a white ethnic background and speak English as a first language. Very few pupils come from Welsh speaking homes. The headteacher took up his post in September 2017 and the deputy headteacher assumed her role in September 2016. In key stage 2, a senior leader is currently on a year’s in-service course and two other teachers are new to the school. The last inspection was in July 2012. 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 Rhydyfro Primary School October 2018 Summary The school creates a happy and safe environment in which all pupils can thrive. Following a period of instability, the school has made notable improvements in many aspects of its work. As a result, the overall quality of its provision for pupils’ learning and wellbeing is effective. Most pupils enjoy the interesting learning experiences teachers provide for them. Consequently, many make good progress from their starting points as they move through the school, including pupils with additional learning needs. The headteacher, ably supported by the deputy headteacher, provides strong leadership. He communicates a clear vision for the future direction of the school to all members of staff, parents and governors. There is now a strong team ethos, and morale is high, as members of staff and governors work together effectively to meet identified priorities for improvement. 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 Rhydyfro Primary School October 2018 Recommendations R1 Provide a consistently effective level of challenge in lessons to meet the needs of all pupils R2 Improve the quality of pupils’ handwriting and presentation of their work R3 Strengthen pupils’ use of their higher order reading skills as they move through the school R4 Increase opportunities for pupils to apply their information and communication technology skills confidently 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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