Ysgol Ieuan Gwynedd


Name Ysgol Ieuan Gwynedd
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Rhydymain, LL40 2AS
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 21 (28% boys 72% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 9.2
Local Authority Gwynedd
Percentage Free School Meals 0%

Ysgol Gymunedol Ieuan Gwynedd serves the village and area of Rhydymain, near the town of Dolgellau, an agricultural area that is not particularly prosperous or disadvantaged. Thirty-two per cent of pupils come from outside the school’s usual catchment area. Children are admitted part-time in the September following their third birthday and full-time in the following September. The number of pupils on roll has decreased annually from 25 in 2007 to 18 in 2012. The decrease in the number of pupils has led to a situation in which the school is part of the Authority’s reorganisation plans. No children are entitled to free school meals; 12% of pupils are designated as those who have additional learning needs; a figure that is much lower than the national figure. A very few pupils have a statement of special education needs. The area’s linguistic background is strongly Welsh, and about 67% of pupils come from households where Welsh is spoken as a first language. Welsh is the school’s main medium of instruction. All pupils are from a white British background. The school was last inspected in February 2007. A temporary headteacher was appointed to the school in September 2011 and, since September 2012, she has also taken charge of Ysgol Brithdir. The individual school budget in 2012-2013 per pupil for Ysgol Ieuan Gwynedd is £9,577, which compares with a maximum of £9,577 and a minimum of £2,839 for primary schools in Gwynedd. This is the school that has the highest school budget per pupil of the 102 primary schools in Gwynedd.