Ysgol Llywelyn

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Trellewelyn Road
Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 4EU
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Pupils
709
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/12/2012)
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Ysgol Llywelyn is a large primary school on the southern outskirts of Rhyl, constructed in the 1950s within extensive grounds. Pupils come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from relatively prosperous to economically disadvantaged. Around a fifth of families only remain in the area for a short period. Approximately 24% of pupils receive free school meals, which is above the local authority and national averages. There are currently 534 pupils in the school aged between three and 11, taught in 19 classes, seven of which contain a mixed age range. Pupils enter the early years unit on a part-time basis at the beginning of the year in which they are four. They move on to full-time education in reception the following September. The number on roll has declined steadily over the last few years. The school has identified around 24% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is similar to the national average. A very few have a statement of special educational needs. There were 15 fixed-term exclusions in 2011-2012 involving seven pupils. No pupils use Welsh as a first language, but a very few speak another European language at home and receive support for English as an additional language. Very few are looked after by the local authority or come from an ethnic minority background. The school was last inspected in November 2006. The headteacher was appointed in September 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Llywelyn in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,578 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Denbighshire is £9,659 and the minimum is £3,064. Ysgol Llywelyn is 45th out of the 52 primary schools in Denbighshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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Ysgol Llywelyn Reviews

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“This school was advertised as one that offers a welcoming atmosphere for parents and children”
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"> Our children have been at this school for over 2 years: initially everyone was very helpful, and couldn't do enough to help, but recently things have not been so good. The Christmas fair was cancelled, and we as a family took the children to a ysgol Christchurch, where their cousin attends: it was an amazing atmosphere in comparison, plenty of festive spirit, and people were very welcoming. There are some teachers, who are helpful, but sadly we do not feel the headteacher is a very approachable person. The infant teachers are very pleasant, we have had no problems there, and the junior teachers are reasonable. We have actually tried to transfer the children from this school, but there are no places for both of them in another school. The school is quite large, and it gets busy at home-time: it is very hard to be a part of the school, despite having children that attend: some parents feel they are not welome, and with the recent changes to the school-granted for security purposes, it does look very fenced-in.
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