Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen


Name Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Cwmann, SA48 8EP
Phone Number 01570 422391
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 154 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Ysgol Gynradd Carreg Hirfaen is a Welsh-medium school which is situated in the village of Cwmann on the outskirts of the town of Lampeter. The school was formed in January 2009, following the closure of nearby schools and, as a result, it serves a wide area. It is maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. There are 116 pupils aged between 3 and 11 years on roll, including 14 nursery children, and some of these are part-time. Pupils are admitted to the school full-time in the third term following their third birthday. Pupils are taught in five classes, with mixed-age pupils in three of them. About 78% of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is spoken as a first language. A significant change was seen recently, as fewer than half the pupils in the Foundation Phase now come from Welsh-speaking homes. Welsh is the main medium of teaching. Three per cent of pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds. The number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals has increased from 5% to about 11% this year. This figure continues to be lower than the national average (21%). Twenty-four per cent of pupils have additional learning needs, which is higher than the national figure. The school was last inspected during the October term of 2009. The headteacher was appointed in April 2000 and is at present also responsible for managing Ysgol Gynradd Llansawel. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen in 2014-2015 is £3,525. The maximum in terms of school budget per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,977 and the minimum is £3,325. Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen is in 73rd position of the 95 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of school budget per pupil.