Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Llanddarog
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  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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School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2021. 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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School Description

Ysgol Wirfoddol Llanddarog is situated on the outskirts of the town of Carmarthen in Carmarthenshire local authority. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 93 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including five full-time nursery age pupils. They are divided into four mixed-age classes. Eighty-five per cent (85%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. The school has identified around 18% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is lower than the national percentage of 21%. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Over a three-year-period, around 0.9% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is significantly lower than the national percentage of 18%. The current headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2012. The school was last inspected in February 2013. Since the beginning of the autumn term 2019, a teacher in charge has been running the school from day-to-day. Estyn does not inspect religious education or the religious content of collective worship when it is a school with a religious character. Instead, the governing body is required by law to arrange for religious education and collective worship to be inspected separately. 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 Wirfoddol Llanddarog October 2019 Summary Pupils’ wellbeing and care are at the heart of Ysgol Wirfoddol Llanddarog’s work. Staff place a strong emphasis on creating a caring and inclusive community in a happy environment. Most pupils have a high level of respect and tolerance towards others. On the whole, they have a positive attitude towards their learning and show obvious pride in the Welsh language and the history of the local area and further afield. However, teachers do not always have high enough expectations in terms of standards, particularly for more able pupils. As a result, not all pupils make effective progress. Staff work together closely, but their strategic roles are not clear at present. Although staff identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement, self-evaluation procedures are not rigorous enough to identify or address important issues that are in need of improvement. Inspection area Judgement Standards Adequate and needs improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Adequate and needs improvement Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Llanddarog October 2019 Recommendations R1 Develop the role of leaders at all levels to ensure that there are rigorous enough procedures to address areas for improvement R2 Improve the use of the pupil progress-tracking system and establish robust procedures to support pupils with special educational needs R3 Raise teachers’ expectations in order to provide an appropriate challenge for pupils and develop them as independent learners R4 Ensure regular opportunities for pupils to apply their numeracy skills across the curriculum What happens next The school will produce an action plan to show how it will address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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