School Information / Gwybodaeth Ysgol
Blaengwrach Primary School is situated in the Upper Neath Valley and serves the communities of Blaengwrach, Cwmgwrach and Glynneath. It is sited in a picturesque location and offers a wide and varied programme of extra curricular activities.
The school is based around two buildings; the Junior department, built in 1908 and the Infant department built in 1914. The buildings are separated and flanked by hard play areas. There is a school field and a nature area.
The Junior building houses the Head Teacher’s Office, the Administration Office, the Information Technology suite and all Junior classrooms.
The Foundation Phase building houses the Staff Room, Canteen, Infant and Nursery classrooms. The Nursery also has a separate enclosed play area.
Blaengwrach Primary School is a single site school located in the village of Cwmgwrach. It is in an attractive setting and parents and children are encouraged to develop ideas for the enhancement of the external environment of the school. The school very much promotes Pupil Voice/ Un Llais and has numerous committees to support the overall running of the school (Article 12). The school has been awarded the coveted Healthy Schools National Award, Designed to Smile Gold Award, Rights Respecting Gold Award, the second ECO Green Flag and the Siarter Gwobyr Efydd Award. This is a reflection on how hard the school works with our community to ensure we develop the whole child as part of their educational journey (Article 29).
School Aims/Nodau’r Ysgol
‘A hard worker beats a lazy genius every single time’.
We promote the ethos: through hard work, a belief in what is possible and the drive and ambition to implement achievement, you can succeed. Our whole school motto ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’ encourages us to lay down strong foundations upon which to build a successful future.
Our School Aims:
To provide a school ethos where each child feels valued, respected and proud of themselves, their school and their local community (Article 28).
To encourage children to develop a hunger for and enthusiasm for learning through lively, enquiring minds and develop in each child self-confidence, self-esteem, a positive attitude and a love for learning that will stay with them forever (Article 29).
To ensure that all pupils have access to high quality resources and expertise. These will be provided within an interactive environment that encourages fun, creativity, respect and enjoyment (Article 29).
To work closely with parents, carers and governors in the education of their children, by providing clear information on all aspects of school life and targets for self-improvement (Article 28).
To provide a caring, secure and ordered environment where children can work and play with confidence. We strive to achieve this by ensuring school rules and policies are correctly adhered to; communicating and acting on risks and hazards in the environment and making necessary improvements where appropriate (Article 19).
To promote the use of bilingualism in order that it becomes a natural part of daily school life and to foster the child’s integrity so that they recognise certain principles of moral behaviour and show respect for all racial and cultural backgrounds (Article 30).
To encourage and develop independence and help pupils acquire knowledge, skills and values relevant to the 21st century workplace (Article 29).
Hopefully this website will offer you an insight into our happy school community where our children are encouraged to believe in themselves, achieve their goals and succeed in their ambitions, whatever they may be.
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