Key Information (link to latest Estyn Report)

Be The Best You Can Be!

Care, Learn and Celebrate Together!

Our primary school is situated in the large village of Ruabon, approximately fifteen minutes south of Wrexham.  As the start of September 2017 we had 198 pupils on roll ranging from 3 to 11 years. We are a small friendly, family school and have high expectations of all pupils.

A brief History of our school  ~ We celebrated our Centenary in 2011 ~ 2012.

The Ruabon Council Schools were built in 1911 as two separate schools i.e. Infant and Junior Schools.They were officially opened on 25th July 1912.  The Nursery was added in the 1960’s.  The former separate Infant and Junior schools amalgamated in September 1982.  The school serves mainly the village of Ruabon (within Wrexham County Borough) but children from other outlying villages make up the present number of pupils on roll.

Quotes from Our Estyn Report 2017:

“Provision for ensuring pupils’ care, support and guidance is a strength of the school.”

“By Year 6, many pupils are able readers who read regularly for enjoyment. They apply their skills well to help them research their class topics.”

“The standard of behaviour is high in lessons and around the school.”

“As pupils move through the school, they make increasingly effective use of their personal targets and the information provided through teachers’ marking to improve aspects of their work.”

“Members of the school council play an active role in the school. For instance, they took part in the recent interviews to select a new headteacher. They participate in learning walks with their headteacher and school governors.”

“Overall, the quality of teaching is good. All staff members have positive working relationships with pupils.”

“(Teachers) encourage pupils to evaluate their own work, and that of others, by referring to success criteria that relate closely to the lessons’ objectives.”

“Teachers know their pupils well.”

“The curriculum in key stage 2 has many strengths.”

“Teachers make imaginative use of a broad range of texts to inspire and motivate pupils to engage enthusiastically in their learning. As a result, learning is purposeful and in context.”

“All teachers plan skillfully to meet the differing needs of the pupils, particularly in mathematics.”

“In the foundation phase, pupils have regular opportunities to develop their literacy skills, notably reading and writing.”

“Throughout the school, teachers plan valuable opportunities for pupils to visit places of interest around Wales as part of their topic work.”

“Provision for developing pupils’ skills in the Welsh language is strong. Staff encourage pupils to be confident and enthusiastic in using the language and provide regular opportunities for pupils to speak, read and write in Welsh.”

“The curriculum provides imaginative opportunities…”

“The school provides a supportive, caring environment where all pupils are valued and treated with respect.”

“Staff believe that all pupils’ abilities can be developed and that effort leads to success. They encourage pupils to think positively.”

“The positive thinking approach also encourages pupils to take on responsibilities and to develop their leadership skills'”

“All staff use a positive approach to behaviour management successfully.”

“Staff use the information effectively to consider the progress and development of specific groups of pupils, including those who are more able or in need of support.”

“Staff are very effective in identifying pupils’ additional learning needs at an early stage. They ensure that additional support is flexible and matches closely each targeted pupil’s needs.”

“Many aspects of the curriculum, together with the ethos of the school, provide extensive opportunities for pupils to develop their understanding of moral issues.”

“The school provides an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs that provide worthwhile opportunities for pupils to develop their social skills.”

“The headteacher has a clear vision for the future development of the school. Central to this vision is a determination to ensure that all pupils have a safe and supportive environment in which to thrive and develop as inspirational independent learners.”

“(Senior leaderhip team) As leading professionals in the school, all lead by example.”

“They (senior leadership team) set high standards and expect staff to put the quality of teaching and learning at the core of their work.”

“A rigorous programme of monitoring includes data analysis, lesson observations and scrutiny of pupils’ work. This gives leaders an accurate picture of the school’s life and work that informs a detailed improvement plan.”

“The school is an established professional learning community'”

“The governing body conducts its regular meetings efficiently and detailed reports from the headteacher keeps members well informed about the school’s progress.”

“Although most classrooms are small, they are brightly lit and decorated with displays that promote learning and celebrate pupil’s work.”

“The school uses its specific grants effectively to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals. This enables most to attain at the same level as other pupils.”

 

Click on the following link to read the Estyn Inspection Report for our school: Inspection_report_Ysgol_Maes_Y_Llan_Eng_English_only(1)

https://www.estyn.gov.wales/provider/6652160

What others say:

“A wonderful school with a superb welcoming atmosphere.  The inspirational work you’re achieving is a credit to staff, pupils, parents and dynamic leadership. Well done!” – H. Platten, eTreble9.

“Such a welcoming, happy school where we have been made most welcome. The commitment to the children and wider community has been really apparent.  It has been a pleasure to spend time in the school” – A. Long, Leeds Metropolitan University.

“What a school with joy!  A buzz and a bustle!  Everybody I met was delightful” – K. Nolan, Chester University.

“Excellent setting, a friendly environment.  A pride of Wales” – J. M’mari, Swaziland.