Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Dulas


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SY20 9TQ
01654 761622
3 - 11
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Ysgol Dyffryn Dulas is situated in the rural village of Corris, which is about six miles to the north of Machynlleth in Powys. The school is part of the Dyffryn Dulas and Pennal federation of schools, which was established in 2012. The school serves the village and nearby areas. The school admits pupils to the school on a part-time basis in the September following their third birthday, and full-time following their fourth birthday. The number of pupils who start at the school has fallen a little during the last five years. There are 47 pupils on roll at present. The children are taught in three mixed-age classes in the morning and two classes in the afternoon. The expertise of staff from both schools is shared in order to teach some of the basic subjects. Twelve per cent of pupils at the school are entitled to free school meals at present, which is lower than the average for Wales, namely 21%. National figures indicate that 22% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. However, the school indicates that 6% of pupils come from homes where Welsh is the main language. Welsh is the medium of teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, with the aim of making them bilingual by the time they transfer to the secondary school at 11 years of age. About 23% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, including a very few pupils who have a statement of special educational needs. These figures are similar to the national averages. The school was last inspected in October 2007. Over the last 18 months, there has been some instability among staff and leaders at the school. The school’s acting strategic headteacher has led and managed Ysgol Dyffryn Dulas and Ysgol Pennal since September 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Dulas in 2013-2014 is £4,630. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Gwynedd is £10,616 and the minimum is £2,936. Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Dulas is in 37th position of the 103 primary schools in Gwynedd in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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