Y.G. Nantgaredig


Name Y.G. Nantgaredig
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Heol Yr Osaf, SA32 7LG
Phone Number 01267 290444
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%

Ysgol Nantgaredig is a Welsh-medium community school which is situated in the village and serves the village and the surrounding rural area. It is maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. Following the closure of nearby schools, the school’s catchment area has widened, leading to an increase in pupil numbers. There are 248 pupils aged between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 39 nursery-aged children. Some of the nursery children attend on a part-time basis. Pupils are admitted to the school on a full-time basis during the third term following their third birthday. The school also maintains two Welsh-medium speech and language units that serve the whole of Carmarthenshire. There are seven pupils in the Foundation Phase unit and nine in the key stage 2 unit. Approximately 60% of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is spoken as a first language. Welsh is the main medium of teaching. Very few pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds. Approximately 5% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure that is significantly lower than the national average. Twenty six per cent of pupils have additional learning needs, which is higher than the national figure, and 10 pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Nantgaredig in 2013-2014 is £4,267. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £8,152 and the minimum is £2,941. Ysgol Nantgaredig is in 24th place of the 106 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil. The school was last inspected during the summer term 2008, and the current headteacher was appointed in November 2009. 1 A report on Ysgol Gynradd Nantgaredig June 2014