Ysgol Y Bynea
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors

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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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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.

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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.

How Does The School Perform?

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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. 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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Free school meals
Saron Road
SA14 9LT
01554 750329

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Bynea is in the village of Bynea near Llanelli. The school has grown rapidly over the last four years and there are currently 153 pupils on roll aged three to eleven. There are six classes, all of which are mixed-age. The school site includes a gypsy traveller service and a Welsh Government funded Flying Start facility. About 32% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average. The school identifies 44% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well above the national average. There are very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background, speak English as an additional language or speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in April 2009. The school’s last inspection was in May 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Bynea in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £3,612 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,689 and the minimum is £3,083. Ysgol Gynradd Bynea is 50th out of the 100 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

Ysgol Y Bynea Reviews

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“A* School”
Bynea school is a fantastic school. My child is 4 and currently in The N2 year. My son can confidently sing nursery rhymes in Welsh and count to 10 in welsh, something that he was not able to do just 2 months ago when he started. He loves school, he is always excited to go and speaks very fondly of all his teachers. The teachers are all very approachable, the head teacher is lovely and always willing to help with any queries. My son received homework weekly which I applaud, he is being taught from a young age the rules and boundaries of school which will help him not only in his schooling years but on his journey through life. I would have no hesitation in recommending the school to any prospective family. I am extremely pleased with the progress that my son has made, thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff at Bynea school.
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