Ysgol Bro Banw

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High Street
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 2NS
01269 592481
Pupils
471
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2016)
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PRI

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16.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Dual Stream
Language of the school
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24.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Bro Banw is in the town of Ammanford in the Carmarthenshire local authority. Currently, there are 467 pupils on roll, including 22 nursery pupils who attend full time. The school has 16 mixed-age classes and eight single-age classes. It also has seven specialist classes (assessment and language units and a special needs unit) for pupils from across the local authority. The school is a designated dual language school under the language policy of the local authority. In the mainstream Foundation Phase, there are two classes where pupils are taught solely through the medium of Welsh and five classes where pupils receive their education predominantly through English. In key stage 2, there are two classes where all subjects, apart from mathematics and science, where pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and eight classes where English is the medium of instruction. About 24% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is very close to the national average. The school indicates that 40% of all its pupils have additional learning needs, including 31% in mainstream classes, which is well above the national figure of 20%. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs in the mainstream classes. Approximately 10% of pupils come from homes where Welsh is the main language. There are very few pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds. There are very few pupils who are looked after by the local authority. The headteacher has been in post since 2005. The school was last inspected in April 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Bro Banw in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £5,334 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £8,382 and the minimum is £3,111. Ysgol Bro Banw is eighth out of the 101 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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