Ysgol Y Dderi


Name Ysgol Y Dderi
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Llangybi, SA48 8LY
Phone Number 01570 493424
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 125 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority Ceredigion
Percentage Free School Meals 13.7%

Ysgol Gymunedol Y Dderi is in the village of Llangybi near Lampeter, Ceredigion. It serves a wide rural area that includes the villages of Silian, Betws Bledrws, Cellan, Llanfair Clydogau, Llangybi and Llwynygroes. There are 128 pupils aged between three and 11 years on roll, including 11 nursery age children who attend in the mornings only. Pupils are organised into five classes, of which three are mixed-age classes. Pupils are admitted to the nursery class on a part-time basis in the term following their third birthday and full-time in the term following their fourth birthday. Pupil numbers have decreased a little over recent years. The school has identified about 30% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including a small number of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs. About 21% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is close to the national figure. Welsh is the main medium of teaching and learning, but the aim is to ensure that pupils are fluent in Welsh and English by the time they transfer to the secondary school. English is the main home language of about 72% of pupils. There are a very few pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds in the school. The school was last inspected in 2008. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Y Dderi in 2013-2014 is £4,027. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Ceredigion is £9,062 and the minimum is £3,119. Ysgol Y Dderi is in 28th position of the 51 primary schools in Ceredigion in terms of the school budget per pupil.