Ysgol Twm o’r Nant

Name Ysgol Twm o’r Nant
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Ffordd Rhyl, Dinbych, LL16 3DP
Phone Number 01745 812261
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 309 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Denbighshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.4%

Ysgol Twm o£r Nant is a designated Welsh-medium school which shares a campus with two other schools in the town of Denbigh. Currently, there are 228 pupils of compulsory school age in the school and 32 pupils aged 3-4 years. This number is less than when the school was last inspected in 2005 but the number of pupils in the lower section of the school is more than in the upper school. The pupils are taught by 10 full-time teachers and 4 part-time teachers in 11 classes. Most of the pupils will transfer to Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd at the end of their period in the school. The local authority’s Welsh-medium language and speech unit is located in the school. These pupils have been partly integrated into all aspects of the life of the school. Seven per cent (7%) of pupils are entitled to free school meals and this is significantly lower than the county and national percentages. This strongly suggests that very few pupils come from homes that are economically disadvantaged. Welsh is the first language of the home for 57% of pupils. Two children are of ethnic origin. Twenty per cent of pupils have additional learning needs (ALN) support. Four pupils have a statement, 15 pupils have language support and 9 pupils have numeracy support. No temporary or permanent exclusions were recorded in the year prior to the inspection or in the history of the school. A number of staff changes have taken place since the previous inspection in 2005, including the appointment of a new Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Just over half the teachers and a number of assistants, particularly in the Foundation Phase, have been appointed since then. In 2010-2011, the individual school budget for Ysgol Twm o£r Nant is £3,806 per pupil which compares with a maximum of £18,610 and a minimum of £2,626 for primary schools in Denbighshire. The school has the 32nd highest budget per pupil of the 53 primary schools in Denbighshire.