Ysgol Gymunedol Aberporth

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Aberporth
Aberteifi
Ceredigion
SA43 2DA
01239 810081
Pupils
139
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2020)
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22.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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16.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Aberporth is situated on the Ceredigion coast in the village of Aberporth, approximately seven miles north of Cardigan. The school serves the local community and the surrounding area. The school describes its catchment area as being deprived, which has now been identified as an area which is entitled to support from Flying Start. The school admits pupils to the reception class on a full-time basis at the beginning of the term following their fourth birthday. The school is a designated Welsh-medium school. There are 122 pupils on roll, including pupils of Canolfan y Don, which is a unit for pupils with profound special educational needs. Twenty-two per cent of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes; however, approximately 12% come from backgrounds where Welsh is either the main or only language spoken at home. Currently, there are very few pupils at the school from ethnic minority backgrounds. Twenty-four per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure which is slightly higher than the national average. Approximately 31% of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs (ALN) register, which is higher than the average for schools in Wales. Nine children have a statement of special educational needs. The school was last inspected in June 2007. Following an unstable period in terms of the school’s leadership, the teacher in charge and acting assistant headteacher have been in post since April 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Aberporth in 2012-2013 is £4,100. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Ceredigion is £12,284 and the minimum is £2,820. Ysgol Gynradd Aberporth is in 28th place out of the 58 primary schools in Ceredigion in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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