Ysgol Gynradd Pontyberem

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Heol Y Felin
Pontyberem
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
SA15 5EB
Pupils
231
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/11/2014)
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PRI

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20.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
94.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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10.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

The school is situated in the village of Pontyberem, in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire. The vast majority of pupils come from the village and the nearby area. There are 198 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11 years on roll, which is a substantial increase from 155 at the time of the last inspection. There are 13 pupils in the part-time nursery class. The school has eight full-time classes, and two of these classes contain pupils of mixed age groups. About 13% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the average for Wales (21%). The school has identified about 36% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, and of those a few have a statement of special educational needs. About 3% of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. No pupils speak English as an additional language. Sixty-one per cent of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. The current headteacher started in the post in September 2007. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Pontyberem in 2014-2015 is £3,526. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,977 and the minimum is £3,098. Ysgol Pontyberem is in 72nd place of the 103 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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