Yr Ysgol Gymunedol Gymraeg


Name Yr Ysgol Gymunedol Gymraeg
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Plascrug Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1HL
Phone Number 01970 617613
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 423 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21
Local Authority Ceredigion
Percentage Free School Meals 2.8%

Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth is situated on the outskirts of the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 401 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 54 part-time nursery-age children. Approximately 2% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is significantly lower than the national percentage. Many pupils speak Welsh at home and a very few are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school has identified that 23% of pupils have additional learning needs, but very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed to his post in 2011, and the school was last inspected in February 2009. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to proceed with developments relating to professional learning. Appendix 1: Summary table of inspection areas Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent Estyn evaluates a provider’s effectiveness using a four-point judgement scale: Excellent Strong, sustained performance and practice Good Strong features, although minor aspects may require improvement Adequate, needs improvement Strengths outweigh weaknesses, but important aspects require improvement Unsatisfactory, needs urgent improvement Important weaknesses outweigh strengths Appendix 2: Performance data 6672299 - YR YSGOL GYMUNEDOL GYMRAEGNumber of pupils on roll416Pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) - 3 year average3.9FSM band1(FSM<=8%)Foundation Phase2013201420152016Number of pupils in Year 2 cohort47604748Achieving the Foundation Phase indicator (FPI) (%)95.795.095.7100.0Benchmark quartile2221Language, literacy and communication skills - English (LCE)Number of pupils in cohort****Achieving outcome 5+ (%)****Benchmark quartile****Achieving outcome 6+ (%)****Benchmark quartile****Language, literacy and communication skills - Welsh (LCW)Number of pupils in cohort47604748Achieving outcome 5+ (%)95.795.095.7100.0Benchmark quartile2231Achieving outcome 6+ (%)48.951.753.254.2Benchmark quartile1111Mathematical development (MDT)Number of pupils in cohort47604748Achieving outcome 5+ (%)97.998.397.9100.0Benchmark quartile2221Achieving outcome 6+ (%)38.350.051.154.2Benchmark quartile2122Personal and social development, wellbeing and cultural diversity (PSD)Number of pupils in cohort47604748Achieving outcome 5+ (%)100.0100.097.9100.0Benchmark quartile1131Achieving outcome 6+ (%)55.365.083.079.2Benchmark quartile3322* This item may disclose information on individuals, or it is not sufficiently robust for publication, not applicable or is otherwise unavailable.The Foundation Phase indicator (FPI) represents the percentage of pupils achieving outcome 5 or above in PSD,LCE/LCW, and MDT in combination.The benchmark quartile compares the performance of one school against others who have similar levels of pupils with free school meals (FSM). FSM is used as a proxy of social deprivation in schools. This allows a comparison of the performance of a school against others who are in the same FSM category, and who might therefore have a similar intake of pupils from deprived backgrounds.A school in benchmark quartile 1 is in the highest performing 25% of schools with similar levels of free school meals to this school. Therefore, the school’s attainment levels are higher than many other schools with similar levels of pupils from deprived backgrounds. A school in benchmark quartile 4 is in the lowest performing 25% of schools with similar levels of free school meals to this school. Therefore, the school’s attainment levels are lower than many other schools with similar levels of pupils from deprived backgrounds.