Key Information

Vision

Ysgol Meifod is a happy, purposeful and stimulating school that provides the best educational opportunity for each child. Our pupils are valued and respected and we are committed to give every child the opportunity to do their best and to realise their maximum potential. We promote excellence through learning, sharing and working together.

Our pupils are confident and eager to do well and fully prepared to take full advantage of all that is offered.

We strive to provide a challenging curriculum that prepares children for their life-long learning journey.

Admissions

The county’s current admission policy is that children can be admitted to school full time in the September school year of their fifth birthday. Prior to this we encourage pupils to visit school for taster sessions. This is arranged with the head teacher.

Pre-school

We are very fortunate to have excellent local providers and childminders that are C.S.S.I.W. Registered and Estyn inspected.

See below for contact details:

The Meifod Minibeasts

Charlie Whitehall, Playgroup leader: 01938 500300

TinyTots Childminding

Tracey Frost, Leader: 01938 500 754

Curriculum

The Governors and Staff work together, with support from the County Education Department, to deliver a curriculum that is both relevant and balanced and in line with National Curriculum requirements. The school is now moving towards the new Curriculum in Wales 2022 and further information can be found on the following website:

https://hwb.gov.wales/curriculum-for-wales

Further information is also available from the school.

Estyn REport
April 2018

Estyn are the reporting watchdog for school standards in Wales. Our last visit was in April 2018. The link below takes you to our report.

https://www.estyn.gov.wales/system/files/2020-08/Ysgol%2520Meifod.pdf

EIG/PDG Statment

The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).

Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC.

As a school we have agreed the following four steps:

1. To identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs

2. To plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources

3.  To purchase the necessary resources

4.  To monitor and evaluate the impact

In 2020-21 Ysgol Meifod was provided with a PDG allocation of £6,900.

At Ysgol Meifod we have a plan, agreed and monitored by Powys and ERW (Education Through Regional Working), to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.