Abergwili Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Name Abergwili Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Gerddi Gyfre, Abergwili, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2JD
Phone Number 01267 236209
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 55 (60% boys 40% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.7%

Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Abergwili is in the village of Abergwili on the outskirts of the town of Carmarthen in Carmarthenshire and is under the voluntary control of the Church in Wales. It provides education for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years. Welsh is the school’s everyday language and the main medium of teaching and learning. English is taught formally in key stage 2. About 10% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes, and very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background. Children are admitted to the school on a full-time basis during the term in which they reach four years of age. During the inspection, there were 67 pupils on roll. They are taught by two full-time teachers and two part-time teachers in three mixed-age classes. Very few pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is considerably lower than the national average. Twenty-one per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. These figures are lower than the percentages for Wales. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in February 1995. The school was last inspected in June 2009. As the school is under the voluntary control of the Church in Wales, the Church will conduct a separate inspection of collective worship and pupils£ spiritual development. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Abergwili in 2015-2016 is £3,317. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £8,382 and the minimum is £3,111. Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Abergwili is in 91st place of the 101 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil.