Ysgol Y Gelli
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

School Guide Rating

Ffordd Bethel
LL55 1DU
01286 674847
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Welsh medium
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Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol y Gelli is situated on the outskirts of the town of Caernarfon in Gwynedd. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 228 pupils between three and eleven years old on roll, including 30 part-time nursery age pupils. A little over 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is significantly lower than the national percentage of 19%. Eighty-seven per cent (87%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes and very few are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school has identified 27% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, but very few have a statement of special educational needs. The percentage with additional learning needs is higher than the national percentage of 21%. The headteacher was appointed to the post in April 2017 and the school was last inspected in September 2010. 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 Y Gelli December 2017 Summary Ysgol y Gelli is a happy, caring and inclusive community where pupils feel safe and enjoy their learning experiences in a wholly Welsh environment. Pupils speak Welsh confidently and naturally. There is a very industrious environment at the school, and pupils’ courtesy and geniality, in addition to the supportive relationship between them and the staff, are strong features. Most pupils make sound progress during their time at the school. Under the headteacher’s robust leadership, a number of effective strategies have been established to build on the school’s previous strengths. A number of elements have already embedded well and are beginning to reap results, such as the self-evaluation procedures and assessment for learning strategies, while others need more time to have a positive effect on pupils’ standards. These include provision for pupils with additional learning needs and the way in which teachers challenge more able pupils to achieve to the best of their ability. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Adequate and needs improvement Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Y Gelli December 2017 Recommendations R1 Ensure that pupils of all abilities make good progress, particularly in using their numeracy skills across the curriculum R2 Ensure that teachers make the best use of progress-tracking procedures to provide appropriate challenges for all pupils to achieve to the best of their ability R3 Improve procedures to identify and support pupils with additional learning needs What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Ysgol Y Gelli Catchment Area Map

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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 (released annually in July).

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.

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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.
  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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