Glan-y-Mor School


Name Glan-y-Mor School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Heol Elfed, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, SA16 0AL
Phone Number 01554 832507
Type Secondary (ages 11-16)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 473 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 25.9%

Glan-y-M£r School is an English-medium 11-16 co-educational school in Carmarthenshire. There are 464 pupils on roll compared with 584 when the school was last inspected in 2010. Around 29% of pupils are eligible for free school meals compared with the Welsh average of 17.1% for secondary schools. Most pupils come from homes where English is the dominant language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The proportion of pupils who come from ethnic minority groups is around 3%. Very few pupils have English as an additional language (EAL). Approximately 50% of pupils have a special educational need; this is significantly higher than the national average of 25.1%. Around 4% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs (SEN), which is higher than the average for Wales as a whole of 2.4%. The school is currently a £professional learning pioneer school£. This means that it is working with the Welsh Government and other pioneer schools to develop a national model of professional learning. The individual school budget per pupil for Glan-Y-M£r School in 2016-2017 is £5,432. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Carmarthenshire is £5,432 and the minimum is £3,584. Glan-y-M£r School is first out of the 12 secondary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil. Glan-y-M£r School federated with Bryngwyn School in 2014. The schools share an executive headteacher, a senior leadership team and a common governing body but have separate budgets and a head of school for each site. The head of school at Glan-y-M£r took up his post in April 2017. The senior leadership team of both schools work across the federation to varying degrees.