Ysgol Llywelyn


Name Ysgol Llywelyn
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Trellewelyn Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 4EU
Phone Number 01745 353392
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 696 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Local Authority Denbighshire
Percentage Free School Meals 26%

Ysgol Llywelyn is a large primary school on the southern outskirts of Rhyl, constructed in the 1950s within extensive grounds. Pupils come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from relatively prosperous to economically disadvantaged. Around a fifth of families only remain in the area for a short period. Approximately 24% of pupils receive free school meals, which is above the local authority and national averages. There are currently 534 pupils in the school aged between three and 11, taught in 19 classes, seven of which contain a mixed age range. Pupils enter the early years unit on a part-time basis at the beginning of the year in which they are four. They move on to full-time education in reception the following September. The number on roll has declined steadily over the last few years. The school has identified around 24% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is similar to the national average. A very few have a statement of special educational needs. There were 15 fixed-term exclusions in 2011-2012 involving seven pupils. No pupils use Welsh as a first language, but a very few speak another European language at home and receive support for English as an additional language. Very few are looked after by the local authority or come from an ethnic minority background. The school was last inspected in November 2006. The headteacher was appointed in September 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Llywelyn in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,578 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Denbighshire is £9,659 and the minimum is £3,064. Ysgol Llywelyn is 45th out of the 52 primary schools in Denbighshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.