Ysgol Gynradd Saron

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Saron
Rhydaman
Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA18 3LH
Pupils
252
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2017)
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PRI

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21.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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9.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Saron is a Welsh-medium community school that serves the villages of Saron and Capel Hendre in Carmarthenshire. Welsh is the main medium of teaching. Pupils in the Foundation Phase are taught wholly through the medium of Welsh, and English is introduced in key stage 2. Approximately half the pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils come from ethnic backgrounds. Seven point nine per cent (7.9%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is significantly lower than the national average. Seventy-three pupils (31%) have been identified by the school as having additional learning needs, which is significantly higher than the national average. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Children are admitted to the school during the term before their fourth birthday and leave when they are eleven years old. There are nine classes, four of which are for children in the Foundation Phase, and five for pupils in key stage 2. There are eight full-time teachers and two part-time teachers. The current headteacher has led the school since 2004. The school was last inspected in October 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Saron in 2016-2017 is £3,210. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,689 and the minimum is £3,083. Ysgol Gynradd Saron is in 95th place of the 100 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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Ysgol Gynradd Saron Reviews

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“Excellent School”
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This is a fab school, the best in the area. I would recommend this school to anyone who wishes to have their child taught through the medium of Welsh. The staff are always very approachable and there is a good family atmosphere. Both my children love the school.
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