Ysgol Bod Alaw

Name Ysgol Bod Alaw
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 3
Address Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7ST
Phone Number 01492 530420
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 298 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Conwy
Percentage Free School Meals 8.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Ysgol Gynradd Bod Alaw is in the town of Colwyn Bay and is maintained by Conwy local authority. It serves the town, in addition to the nearby rural area. The school provides for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years of age. Welsh is the school’s everyday language and the main medium of teaching and learning. English is taught formally in key stage 2. About 63% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils are from an ethnic minority background. Children are admitted to the nursery class on a part-time basis in the September following their third birthday, and full-time in the September following their fourth birthday. During the inspection, there were 317 pupils on roll. They are taught by eight full-time teachers and seven part-time teachers. About 8% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is considerably lower than the national average. Twenty-two per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. These figures compare closely with the percentages for Wales. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in September 2011. The school was last inspected in September 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Bod Alaw in 2015-2016 is £3,421. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Conwy is £9,616 and the minimum is £3,227. Ysgol Bod Alaw is in 52nd position of the 57 primary schools in Conwy in terms of the school budget per pupil. 1 A report on Ysgol Bod Alaw February 2016