Pantysgallog Primary School

Primary

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2017
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Pupils
254
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Gender
Mixed
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Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.25
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(01/07/2014)
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Pantysgallog Primary School is in the village of Pantysgallog in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority. There are 225 pupils aged three to 11 years at the school, including 26 full-time and six part-time children in the nursery. There are eight mainstream classes, including two mixed-age classes. Around 30% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the average for Wales. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity. No pupils speak Welsh fluently. A few pupils receive support for English as an additional language. The school identifies that about 24% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is above the average for Wales. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs. There have been no fixed term exclusions in the last three years. The last inspection of the school was in May 2008. The headteacher has been in post since January 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Pantysgallog Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,568 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,219 and the minimum is £3,257. Pantysgallog Primary School is 13th out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil 1 A report on Pantysgallog Primary School July 2014 Summary The school’s current performance The school’s prospects for improvement Adequate Good Current performance The current performance of the school is adequate because: • standards throughout the school have significantly improved in the last two years, and the quality of work in most pupils’ current books is good; • standards of attainment of the expected outcomes and levels are comparable with those of similar schools; • pupils have positive attitudes and are eager to learn; • the quality of teaching in many classes is good; and • staff provide a high level of care and support for pupils and this has a positive impact on standards of wellbeing. However: • too many pupils, particularly more able boys, do not achieve the standards of which they are capable; • pupils’ speaking and independent learning skills are limited; and • the quality of teaching in the school is inconsistent. Prospects for improvement The school’s prospects for improvement are good because: • the headteacher and senior leadership team have a shared vision, clear aims and a strong commitment to maintaining improvement; • the school has successfully improved standards achieved by pupils in recent years; • teachers use assessment information well to set appropriate improvement targets for pupils; • governors have increased their capacity to hold the school to account; • pupils are well motivated to learn; and • there are effective partnerships with a range of agencies including the local authority.

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