Croeso Cynnes i Ysgol Gynradd Pontygwaith
A Warm Welcome to Pontygwaith Primary School
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
On behalf of the governors, staff and children, I take great pleasure in welcoming you and your family to our school website. It is the first step in forming that important link between home and school. The information it contains will enable us to work together in line with our school motto 'Together Everyone Achieves More' so that our children achieve their very best now and in the future.
Our school has approximately 190 pupils divided into two phases. The first of these is the Foundation Phase comprising of Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The second phase is Key Stage 2, which comprises of Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
The school provides many excellent facilities including:
- a designated building for our Nursery class with it's own canopied play area and outdoor learning facilities
- a Foundation Phase building comprising of 3 classrooms and 2 additional learning areas
- a Key Stage 2/Main School building comprising of 4 classrooms, a canteen, a multi-purpose hall, library and a Well-Being/Nurture room.
- a range of Information Technology (IT) resources
- grounds comprising of a football and netball pitch, canopied areas and outdoor learning facilities.
Pontygwaith Primary School is a happy and caring school that takes great pride in educating children in such a way that they become self motivated in their own education. Our curriculum offers our pupils rich and exciting learning opportunities and inspires them to do their very best. Every child is different and their individuality is valued, respected and celebrated in our school community. Staff are dedicated to providing the best education for all our pupils ensuring that each child receives a programme of teaching and learning experiences that addresses their individual needs.
As a school community we take great pride in educating children in an environment that is challenging, exciting, and purposeful and in which everyone experiences success. We expect children to make good educational progress and be proud of their own, and their schools’ achievements.
Home involvement is actively encouraged, as support from home is essential and complimentary to what we hope to achieve. We hope that by working together, our children will find themselves to be happy, fulfilled people, whose sense of wonder will stimulate the need to learn for many years to come.
I am sure you will find our website useful in learning more about Pontygwaith Primary and please feel free to contact the school directly with any further queries. Prospective parents are most welcome to contact us to arrange a visit.
I trust that you and your child will cherish many happy memories during your time at Pontygwaith Primary School.
Mrs M Hutchings BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS & NPQH