St David's Catholic Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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St David's Lane
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

St David’s Catholic Primary School is a voluntary-aided school in the town of Mold in Flintshire. The school serves the parishes of Mold and Buckley in the Diocese of Wrexham, although it also admits children from non-Catholic families. There are 96 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years, including 13 part-time nursery pupils. There are four mixed-age classes in the school. English is the predominant language for nearly all pupils. A few pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. A very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The three-year average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 12%, which is lower than the Wales average of 18%. The school identifies around 18% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is lower than the national average of 21%. Estyn does not inspect religious education or the religious content of collective worship when it is a school with a religious character. Instead, the governing body is required by law to arrange for religious education and collective worship to be inspected separately. The present headteacher took up his post in September 2007. The school’s previous inspection was in June 2014. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on St David's Catholic Primary School March 2020 Summary Staff create a happy, caring and inclusive ethos at the school, which fosters a supportive learning environment for pupils. Pupils feel safe in school and know what to do if they are worried or anxious. As a result, most pupils behave well and demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. They treat other pupils, staff and visitors with respect and take pride in their school. Teachers provide rich and interesting learning experiences for pupils, which meet most pupils’ needs successfully. Most pupils enjoy their learning and participate enthusiastically in lessons. As a result, they make strong progress in developing a wide range of skills that they use successfully in activities across the areas of learning. The headteacher manages the school effectively. Staff, parents and governors share a common purpose and work well together. Teachers and support staff work well as a team and show a strong commitment to promoting continuous and sustainable improvements. Governors have a sound understanding of the school and use their knowledge purposefully to challenge the school and to hold it to account for standards and the quality of its provision. 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 St David's Catholic Primary School March 2020 Recommendations R1 Challenge all pupils in key stage 2 to improve and to guide their own learning in order to achieve to the best of their ability R2 Sharpen monitoring procedures so that they focus more clearly on pupil outcomes R3 Ensure that all processes relating to the provision for pupils with special educational needs are robust and give a clear overview of pupils’ progress R4 Improve the quality of pupils’ extended writing in key stage 2 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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