Ynysboeth Community Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Mountain Ash
CF45 4LJ
01443 473054
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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English medium
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Free school meals

School Description

School Ynysboeth Community Primary School is in the village of Ynysboeth, near Mountain Ash in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are 166 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years, including 19 part-time nursery pupils. There are seven classes in the school, four of which are mixed-age classes. English is the predominant language for nearly all pupils. A very few pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The three-year average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 46%, which is much higher than the Wales average of 18%. The school identifies around 39% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is much higher than the national average of 21%. Following a period of change in leadership, the present headteacher took up her post as acting headteacher in September 2019. She was appointed to the post of headteacher in October 2019. The acting deputy headteacher has been at the school since September 2019. The school’s previous inspection was in January 2014. 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 Ynysboeth Community Primary School December 2019 Summary In a short period of time, the headteacher has established a clear vision for the school, which is based on improving pupils’ wellbeing, building community relationships and securing school improvement. Senior leaders have been very effective in identifying of areas for development for the school and have begun to drive forward changes which are having a positive impact on pupils’ wellbeing and achievement. Most pupils make suitable progress in the development of many of their skills as they move through the school and pupils with special educational needs make good progress. Most pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. However, overall, they make only adequate progress in information and communication technology (ICT) and with their higher order reading skills. Staff enjoy positive working relationships with pupils, ensuring that they feel cared for and valued. In many cases, teachers deliver an interesting range of activities that motivate and improve pupils’ basic skills, such as those in speaking and listening, writing and mathematics successfully. However, teachers do not consistently plan and deliver activities that challenge pupils at a high enough level or develop their skills as independent learners. 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 Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Ynysboeth Community Primary School December 2019 Recommendations R1 Ensure stable and effective leadership at all levels to strengthen the school’s capacity for improvement R2 Ensure that all pupils are challenged to achieve to the best of their ability and develop independent learning skills R3 Improve pupils’ information and communication technology (ICT) and higher order reading skills R4 Provide regular and purposeful opportunities for all pupils to use their numeracy and, particularly in key stage 2, Welsh speaking skills across the curriculum R5 Plan purposeful opportunities for pupils in the foundation phase to develop their independent learning skills in the outdoor environment 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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