Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant


Name Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Rhodfa Bryndulais, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 8RS
Phone Number 01554 750081
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 467 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant is a designated Welsh-medium school within Carmarthenshire local authority. The school serves the town of Llanelli, and the catchment area extends from Swiss Valley in the north to the village of Machynys in the south. There are 467 pupils between three and eleven years old on roll, including 72 nursery age children. The school has 16 classes. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. Approximately 29% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds and there are very few pupils for whom neither Welsh nor English is their first language. The school has identified approximately 17% of pupils as having additional learning needs. Approximately 9% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 19%. The headteacher was appointed to the post in May 2017 following a period as acting headteacher at the school since September 2016. The school was last inspected in October 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant in 2016-2017 is £3,143. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,689 and the minimum is £3,083. Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant is in 97th place of the 100 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil.