Please find below important documents and information about our school.
Ysgol Y Foryd is an Infant School situated in Kinmel Bay, on the outskirts of the seaside town of Rhyl. We have a dedicated, experienced Staff led by Mrs Nicola Rowlands, Acting Headteacher, and a very supportive Governing Body, chaired by Rev. Gwyn Parry.
When we were last inspected, in December 2013, our school was judged as EXCELLENT in each of the three key questions. This places us in the top 2% of schools in Wales. We continue to strive to build on this achievement even further.
The Estyn Inspection Team said:
Most pupils make excellent progress from their starting points
The progress made by pupils with a wide range of additional needs is outstanding.
Pupils have very high standards of well being
Teaching and assessment have many very good features.
The school’s care and support of pupils are exceptional, especially the way in which staff develop pupils’ self-esteem and attitude to work.
The leadership of the school is highly successful in establishing a common vision of continuous improvement.
Excellent partnerships with parents contribute significantly to pupils’ standards of achievement and well being.
The school has a very successful track-record of making improvements.
(Link below to read the full report).
WHERE DO OUR CHILDREN LIVE?
Our catchment area covers Kinmel Bay and Towyn but we do have some children who choose to attend the school from adjoining areas and occasionally from further away for a variety of reasons. (Priority is given however, to children who live within the catchment area.)
WHEN CAN CHILDREN JOIN OUR SCHOOL?
Children can join our Dosbarth Traed Bach, nursery class, on a part time basis, in September following their 3rd birthday.
All children, whether they already attend on a part time basis, or whether they are new to the school, must apply to join full time education at the school, to start the September following their fourth birthday.
Children who move into the area or who wish to transfer to our School, can be admitted at any time during the School Year, subject to there being room available. Our admission policy does not discriminate against any child for reasons of disability, Special Educational Needs, race or religion. If however a child has a Statement of Educational Need, Conwy LA do have to be consulted, to ensure that the child's needs can be met at our School, before the child can be admitted.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
"Our aim is to provide quality education and within a happy, caring, secure environment to provide each pupil with the opportunity to develop to his/her full potential."
We endeavour to meet this aim through a variety of strategies, including differentiated learning, Additional Learning needs support, intervention groups to support and extend pupils and various classes which involve parents working alongside their children. Teachers and teaching asssitants work in teams so that all work is carefully planned together for consistency, continuity and progression, and then evaluated to inform future planning.
We deliver the Foundation Phase Curriculum which addresses all areas of learning and
ensures the highest possible standards of achievement in:
Literacy, Language and Communication, Mathematical Development, Personal & Social Development , Science, ICT, Welsh as a 2nd Language, Art, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education.
We also hold an Act of Collective Worship everyday and consider this to be a very important part of our School life.
The vast majority of our children, including Nursery age children, wear our school uniform with pride.
The majority of our children transfer to Ysgol Maes Owen, Towyn Junior School, which is on the same campus. We have very close links with the Junior School, ensuring continuity and progression for the children. From there, most children attend Emrys ap Iwan High School, while a few transfer to Rhyl High School, local Catholic or Private Schools.