Ysgol Gynradd Esceifiog


Name Ysgol Gynradd Esceifiog
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Y Gaerwen, LL60 6DD
Phone Number 01248 421669
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 148 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Isle of Anglesey
Percentage Free School Meals 11.6%

Ysgol Esceifiog is in the village of Gaerwen on Anglesey, and serves the village and the surrounding rural area. The school provides education for pupils aged between three and 11 years. Children are admitted to the school on a full-time basis in the September following their fourth birthday and on a part-time basis in the September following their third birthday. Pupils are divided into five classes. In line with the local authority’s policy, Welsh is the medium of teaching in the Foundation Phase. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, and the aim is to ensure that pupils are fully bilingual by the time they transfer to the secondary school at 11 years of age. During the inspection, there were 107 full-time pupils on roll. Eighty three per cent of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is the main language of communication. Very few pupils are from an ethnic minority background. About 20% of pupils are eligible for free school meals which is close to the county percentage and the percentage for Wales. Twenty-six per cent of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register, which is higher than the national figure. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher has been in post since January 2011. The school was last inspected in June 2008. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Esceifiog in 2013-2014 is £4,450. The maximum amount per pupil in primary schools in Anglesey is £9,156 and the minimum is £ £2,901. Ysgol Gynradd Esceifiog is in 23rd position of the 48 primary schools in Anglesey in terms of the school budget per pupil. 1 Report on Ysgol Gynradd Esceifiog June 2014