Ysgol Pennant

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Penybont Fawr
Oswestry
Salop
SY10 0PD
01691 860326
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Pupils
70
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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. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2018)
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Ysgol Pennant is situated in the village of Penybontfawr near the town of Llanfyllin in Powys local authority. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced to pupils in key stage 2. There are 70 pupils between 4 and 11 years old on roll. Around 41% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes, and very few pupils are eligible for free school meals. The school has identified around 22% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is very similar to the national average. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to proceed with developments relating to the curriculum. The acting headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2017 and the school was last inspected in September 2011. 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 Pennant March 2018 Summary During their time at the school, most pupils show effective attitudes towards their work and concentrate well in lessons. As a result, many make good progress. One of the school’s strengths is the courtesy and respect with which pupils treat their peers and adults. The respect and ethos of close co-operation are also evident between all members of staff. This, in addition to the interesting learning activities that teachers provide, promotes pupils’ positive attitudes towards learning. The Welsh language is at the heart of all of the school’s work, and there is a prominent emphasis on promoting pupils’ awareness of the history and culture of the local area and Wales. The acting headteacher has a clear vision for the school and, in a short period of time, she has introduced suitable strategies to ensure that provision is effective and that pupils’ standards and wellbeing are good. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Pennant March 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve pupils’ higher order reading skills in key stage 2 R2 Provide regular opportunities for pupils to develop their numeracy skills across the subjects in key stage 2 R3 Develop pupils’ independent skills, particularly in key stage 2 What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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