Glasllwch Primary School celebrated 50 years as a school in 2008. It provides education for children between 4 and 11 and is located in an economically advantaged, residential area of Newport which is made up almost entirely of privately owned houses. There are currently 205 children on roll (January 2015); about half come from the immediate area with the other half coming from further afield. The majority of children entering the reception class have previously been to one of the local feeder nurseries or to a private nursery. The children are generally of average or above average ability. A relatively low percentage of children are entitled to free school meals (0.5%) A total of 36 have been identified as having special educational needs (17.5%), with 3 children receiving statements (1.5%). No children speak Welsh as a first language. No children receive extra support for English as a second language.
Our last Inspection Report (March 2014), identified Glasllwch as an ‘Excellent’ school with ‘Excellent’ prospects for improvement. Of the 10 key indicators in the Common Inspection Framework, 8 were judged to be ‘Excellent’ with the other 2 being judged as ‘Good’. We were delighted with the findings in the inspection report and have continued to develop further and build on our success. We have continued to sustain high academic standards whilst developing a creative, learner centred, skills focused curriculum that is relevant to the 21st century and inclusive of all learners. We continue to have high standards of behaviour, attendance and all round leadership and management. The partnership we have with parents is excellent and vital if children are to flourish and reach their full potential. We are proud of our links with the community and the climate of trust, equality and mutual respect that exists within school. Our children are happy, motivated, enthusiastic and independent learners. They are encouraged to build their learning power and thinking skills, to develop their philosophical questioning as well as to help and care for each other. Our motto, ‘Today’s learning for Tomorrow’s Stars’ together with our aims were drawn up in consultation with children, staff, parents and governors. They unite us and help us to strive to be a centre of excellence.