Ysgol Heulfan

Name Ysgol Heulfan
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Ysgol Heulfan, Sunny View, Off First Avenue, LL11 4HS
Phone Number 01978 722040
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 368 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Local Authority Wrexham
Percentage Free School Meals 30.3%

Ysgol Heulfan is in Gwersyllt, in Wrexham local authority. There are around 370 pupils on roll, aged between 3 and 11 years, including 43 nursery children who attend on a part-time basis. There are five single-age and seven mixed-age classes in the school. The school also has a resourced provision called Y Canol, comprising four classes for 34 pupils aged between 3 and 14 years with PMLD. There is an additional provision for early years pupils, most of whom have non-verbal ASD. Many of these pupils travel from outside the school’s traditional catchment area. The rolling average for the past three years means that about 31% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the national average (19%). Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and speak English. Around 7% of pupils speak English as a second language and are developing competence in English. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school identifies around 25% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is higher than the national average (21%). The headteacher took up her post in January 2006. The school’s last inspection was in November 2009.