Ysgol Gynradd Abererch
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

LL53 6YU
01758 613441
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Abererch is situated in the village of Abererch near Pwllheli in Gwynedd. It serves the village and the surrounding rural area. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced in key stage 2. There are 81 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 13 part-time nursery age pupils. They are divided into three classes. The average proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 7%. This is lower than the national percentage (19%). Approximately 67% of pupils speak Welsh at home and very few are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school has identified 21% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is similar to the national percentage. Very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed to the post in March 2012 and the school was last inspected in May of the same year. 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 Gynradd Abererch February 2018 Summary Nearly all pupils, including those with additional learning needs, make sound progress and achieve well. Most pupils across the school have positive attitudes towards learning, and concentrate and persevere well for extended periods. Nearly all pupils’ behaviour in the classroom and around the school is excellent. They are very caring towards each other and treat adults and visitors with a high level of respect. The quality of teaching across the school is good and there is an effective working relationship between adults and pupils, which fosters a purposeful learning environment. A range of interesting learning experiences is provided for pupils, which encourages them to enjoy their work and give of their best. The headteacher provides robust and effective leadership, which ensures a clear strategic direction for the school and a culture that promotes continuous improvement. All members of staff work together very effectively to ensure that all aspects of the school’s work have a positive influence on pupils’ achievement and wellbeing. Governors have a sound understanding of strengths and areas for improvement, and they use their knowledge purposefully to hold the school to account for its performance successfully. 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 Gynradd Abererch February 2018 Recommendations R1 Ensure better opportunities for pupils in key stage 2 to develop their English writing and numeracy skills across the curriculum R2 Ensure that pupils in key stage 2 present their work neatly What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Ysgol Gynradd Abererch Catchment Area Map

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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.

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