Ysgol Bro Elwern
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3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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.

How Does The School Perform?

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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2021. We give a summary star rating based on the last available data as a helpful indicator to parents. This is to be used as a guide only. You can view national level results including the percentage of pupils across Wales achieving the expected levels for the Foundation Phase (age 7) and at Key Stage 2 (age 11) here.


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Welsh medium
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Free school meals
Sir Ddinbych
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01490 412332

School Description

Ysgol Bro Elwern is situated in the village of Gwyddelwern, near Corwen in Denbighshire. The school is federated with Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch. There are 51 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, and they are taught in two mixed-age classes. Around 35% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Over a period of three years, around 10% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 19%. The school has identified around 16% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is lower than the national average of 21%. Nearly all pupils are from white British backgrounds. The school was last inspected in November 2015. The headteacher was appointed to the role as executive headteacher with responsibility for both schools in the federation in September 2017. He was appointed to the role permanently in April 2018. 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 Ysgol Bro Elwern June 2018 Summary Ysgol Bro Elwern is a happy and caring Welsh community in which most pupils make good progress. They feel safe at school and enjoy learning in a very homely and inclusive environment. The pupils’ relationship with each other and the care that they show towards others across the school are strong features. Teachers and support staff work effectively with the rest of the staff in the federation in order to ensure rich learning experiences for pupils. Leaders set a clear strategic direction within the federation. They have a thorough knowledge of the school’s strengths and areas for development, and implement sensible plans in order to ensure improvements. Leaders know the advantages of working as a federation of schools and develop effective co-operation arrangements among all staff in order to share expertise and work on improving 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 Ysgol Bro Elwern June 2018 Recommendations R1 Disseminate best teaching practice in the federation in order to ensure an appropriate level of challenge for all pupils R2 Ensure that teachers’ feedback enables pupils to know how to improve the standard of their work R3 Expand opportunities for pupils to make decisions about the school’s life and development What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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