Ysgol Dolbadarn
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Pupils
184
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2018)
Full Report
PRI

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Green

NATIONAL AVG. 1
Support category
Green, yellow, amber or red
21.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
MORE INFO
8.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Dobadarn primary school is in the village of Llanberis in Gwynedd local authority. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced as a subject in key stage 2. There are 177 pupils on roll, including 14 nursery-age, part-time pupils. The average proportion of pupils that are eligible for free school meals over the last three years is approximately 8%. This is significantly lower than the national average of 18%. About 56% of pupils speak Welsh at home. The school has identified about 31% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. This is significantly higher than the national average of 21%. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. A Language Difficulties Unit, which is part of Gwynedd education authority’s provision, is located in the school. The headteacher was appointed to the post in January 2012, and the school was last inspected in December 2012. 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 Dolbadarn October 2018 Summary The robust leadership of the headteacher and members of the senior management team provide the school with an extremely clear strategic direction for developing the school. Leaders have very high expectations that are based on providing education of the highest possible quality to seek to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential. All members of staff have a sound vision to promote Welshness, foster respect and encourage pupils to do their best. Staff work together highly effectively as a team, and they receive very good support from the governors. As a result, nearly all pupils, including those with additional learning needs, make very sound progress, achieve well, and work independently. They perform at outcomes and levels that at least correspond to that expected, and by the time they reach the top of the school, the majority make progress that exceeds this. Nearly all pupils show obvious pride in their school. Most communicate with visitors and adults particularly very effectively. They are very polite and friendly, considerate and relate very well to each other. Inspection area Judgement Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Ysgol Dolbadarn October 2018 Recommendations R1 Develop further the higher information technology and communication (ICT) modelling skills of pupils in key stage 2 What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to the various opportunities that exist to include the pupils’ voice when planning their learning experiences. The case study will be disseminated on Estyn’s website.

Ysgol Dolbadarn Catchment Area Map

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  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.

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