Ysgol Capel Garmon
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating
Not Rated

Capel Garmon
LL26 0RL
01690 710287
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Welsh medium
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Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Capel Garmon is situated in the village of Capel Garmon, near Betws-y-coed in the county of Conwy. There are 14 pupils on roll in two mixed-age classes. Around 94% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Over a three-year-period, around 17% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals, which is slightly lower than the national percentage of 18%. Around 16% of pupils have been identified as having special educational needs, which is slightly lower than the national average of 21%. The school was last inspected in March 2014. Since 2016, the school has been part of a formal federation with Ysgol Betws-y-coed and Ysgol Dolwyddelan, which share one executive headteacher and one governing body. 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 Capel Garmon September 2019 Summary Ysgol Capel Garmon is a happy, familial school that cares well for its pupils. Teachers and staff work together successfully in order to ensure a rich range of engaging activities for pupils. Pupils work together maturely and the relationship between them and the staff is a strong feature. The school provides a varied and interesting curriculum, which succeeds in motivating pupils and ensuring that they make good progress from their starting points. The school promotes pupils’ awareness of their local area and Welsh heritage successfully. Pupils take pride in their area’s culture and contribute regularly to events in the local community. The school promotes pupils’ awareness of Welsh culture, for example through visits and contemporary music. The headteacher was appointed formally to the role as head of the federation in March 2016. She has a clear vision for Ysgol Capel Garmon and its place within the federation. As a result, pupils are given regular and valuable opportunities to network with pupils in other schools. However, staff roles and responsibilities are not defined clearly enough across the federation in order to maintain and improve provision and raise standards further. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Ysgol Capel Garmon September 2019 Recommendations R1 Strengthen leadership at all levels in order to promote close co-operation between all staff in the federation R2 Strengthen self-evaluation procedures and planning for improvement across the federation R3 Ensure that governors discharge their statutory duties in full R4 Share the best features of teaching across the federation in order to ensure that all pupils are challenged consistently to achieve to the best of their ability R5 Ensure that teachers’ feedback enables pupils to improve their work What happens next The school will produce an action plan to show how it will address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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