Ysgol Penmachno
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

LL24 0PT
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Green, yellow, amber or red
Pupil/Teacher ratio
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gynradd Penmachno is situated in the centre of the village of Penmachno about four miles from Betws-y-coed in Conwy. It serves the village and the rural area nearby. It provides education for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years. There are 41 pupils on roll, which includes four of nursery age. There are two mixed-age classes at the school. The school admits pupils part-time in the term following their third birthday and full-time in the September following their fourth birthday. About 20% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. There are no pupils from ethnic minority or mixed backgrounds. Welsh is used as a teaching medium in the Foundation Phase. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English. Six per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals. Twelve per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school was last inspected in March 2009. Since the inspection, there has been considerable change in staffing. The headteacher in charge has been in post since September 2013. In addition to the headteacher, who is in charge of a class in the Foundation Phase for four days a week, there is one full-time teacher and one part-time teacher. Both teachers were appointed in September 2015. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Penmachno in 2015-2016 is £5,056. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Conwy is £9,616 and the minimum is £3,227. Ysgol Penmachno is in 13th position of the 57 primary schools in Conwy in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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