Ysgol Maes Y Felin


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Pen Y Maes Road
01352 711366
3 - 11
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Nursery, Infants & Juniors
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Ysgol y Felin Primary School is in Holywell in the Flintshire local authority. The school was formed after the amalgamation of Perth y Terfyn Infants School and Ysgol Y Fron in 2016. There are 315 pupils, including 28 part-time nursery pupils. There are 13 mixed-age classes and a local authority specialist teaching facility (called a social communication resource) for children with autism spectrum disorder. The three-year rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 36%. This is well above the Wales average of 18%. The school states that around 30% of pupils have special educational needs, this is well above the Wales average of 21%. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and a very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher was appointed in September 2016. This is the school’s first Estyn inspection. 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 Maes Y Felin November 2019 Summary Throughout their time at the school, most pupils, including those with special educational needs, make sound progress in their learning and achieve well. Pupils who arrive in school with little or no English make at least good progress from their individual starting points. Most pupils who attend the social communication resource make good progress over time in line with their needs and abilities. Nearly all pupils display high levels of respect and tolerance towards one another, staff and visitors. They behave well, moving around the school and their classes calmly and responsibly. Teachers across the school provide pupils with learning experiences of good quality that engage pupils’ interests well and develop their skills and curiosity successfully. There is an effective team spirit in the school and all staff collaborate well to share their knowledge and understanding for the benefit of the pupils. The school nurtures a calm learning environment where the relationship between staff and pupils supports learning effectively. The partnership with the local community is a particular strength of the school. The headteacher and governors provide effective leadership for the school and they set a clear strategic direction for the future development of the school 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 Maes Y Felin November 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ oral Welsh skills in key stage 2 R2 Improve the effectiveness of teachers’ feedback to pupils on their work so they have a better understanding of what they need to do to improve their skills R3 Improve attendance What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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