Ysgol Glancegin

Primary

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INDICATOR
Maesgeirchen
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 1ST
01248 353097
Pupils
250
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2020)
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PRI

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19.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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36.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Glancegin is situated on the Maesgeirchen estate in the city of Bangor, in Gwynedd local authority. All pupils come from the school’s natural catchment area. There are 249 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 40 nursery age pupils who attend on a part-time basis. Welsh is the main language and medium of the school. Over a three-year period, the average percentage of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals is around 36%. This is significantly higher than the national average of 18%. The school has identified around 33% of its pupils as having special educational needs. Again, this is significantly higher than the national figure of 21%. Many pupils come from English-speaking homes and only around 17% speak Welsh at home. The school was last inspected by Estyn in February 2013, and the current headteacher was appointed in January 2016. 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 Glancegin March 2020 Summary The school is a caring community that incorporates the principles of its motto, ‘Nurture, inspire, thrive’, successfully. The headteacher and staff have high expectations of pupils, particularly in promoting their positive attitudes to learning. As a result, most pupils make good progress from their starting points during their time at the school. However, pupils do not develop their Welsh oracy, reading or writing skills successfully enough to become confident bilingual learners. Across the school, teachers provide lessons that engage pupils’ interest successfully. They use a range of different resources skilfully to prepare interesting activities for pupils in the classrooms and the outdoor areas. The headteacher and his management team, which has been revised recently, have a positive effect on the school’s work. They have created an effective professional learning community that encourages staff to reflect on their performance conscientiously and act positively on their findings. The school’s performance is monitored through a wide range of self-evaluation activities. In the best cases, the school identifies its strengths and addresses areas for improvement successfully. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement 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 Glancegin March 2020 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ standards of oracy, reading and writing in Welsh R2 Ensure that key stage 2 pupils are given regular opportunities to develop their thinking skills through scientific investigations R3 Develop middle leaders’ leadership skills further R4 Address the health and safety issue that was raised during the inspection What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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