Ysgol Rhys Prichard


Name Ysgol Rhys Prichard
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Llanfair Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0HY
Phone Number 01550 720736
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.5
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 8.9%

Ysgol Rhys Prichard is situated on the outskirts of Llandovery and serves the town and the surrounding rural area. It is maintained by Carmarthenshire local authority. There are 174 pupils between three and 11 years old on roll, including 14 full-time nursery aged children. Children are admitted to the school on a full-time basis during the term before their fourth birthday. Approximately 30% of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is the first language. Welsh is the main medium of teaching. Approximately 1% of pupils come from an ethnic minority background. Approximately 13% of pupils are entitled to free school meals and this figure is below the national average. Twenty-two per cent (22%) of pupils have special educational needs, which is similar to the national figure, and 4% of pupils have statements. In the past, the school was arranged into two streams; however, the school is in the process of transforming these arrangements. The school is changing gradually from planning on a dual stream level to introducing Welsh as a first language. Currently, there are only 33 pupils in the English stream. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Rhys Prichard in 2013-2014 is £3,666. The maximum school budget per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £8,152 and the minimum is £2,941. Ysgol Rhys Prichard is in 57th place of the 106 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil. The school was last inspected during the spring term 2008. The current headteacher was appointed in January 2005.