Ysgol Pen Y Pil
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4 - 11
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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census
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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.

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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.
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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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Teacher assessment data for primary schools is not published at school or local authority level by the Welsh government. Parents can view individual school websites for the Key Stage 2 (age 11) subject level results for pupils in Reading, Writing, Maths and Grammar Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals
Glan-Y-Mor Road
02920 791255

School Description

Ysgol Pen y Pil is situated in Trowbridge to the east of Cardiff. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 215 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 48 part-time nursery age pupils. Pupils are organised into eight single-age classes. Around 21% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is higher than the national percentage of 18%. A minority of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes and few are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school has identified 20% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, but very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher of a nearby school took responsibility for Ysgol Pen y Pil in September 2017. A headteacher in charge runs the school from day to day. The school was last inspected in May 2012. 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 Pen Y Pil October 2018 Summary The executive headteacher works diligently with staff and has developed a strong team. By the end of their time at the school, most pupils make good progress from their starting points. The school has an inclusive ethos and there is a sense of belonging and respect between pupils and staff. The school has effective systems to track pupils’ progress and successful support is provided for many pupils. Nearly all pupils enjoy coming to school and show pride in their work. The pupil’s voice is developing effectively. A good example of this is the positive effect of the ‘llais llesol’ group on pupils’ behaviour during playtimes. However, not all teachers’ expectations ensure acceptable behaviour during lessons, and there is not enough challenge for more able pupils. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Pen Y Pil October 2018 Recommendations R1 Raise the standard of pupils’ spoken language R2 Ensure consistency in teachers’ expectations in order to ensure good behaviour in the classroom R3 Ensure that teaching provides an appropriate challenge for pupils to achieve to the best of their ability and develop as independent and ambitious learners R4 Strengthen the role of governors in monitoring the quality of provision and standards to enable them to challenge the school’s performance What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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