At Ysgol Maes Owen we work together to provide the children in our care with an
excellent education, whilst nurturing and caring for their needs as they develop
To achieve this, our school aims to develop:
• happy, caring and self-disciplined children;
• an effective use of language in reading, writing, speaking and listening;
• an effective use of mathematical skills, concepts and procedures
• an enquiring approach to studying the world around us and a concern for
natural beauty and conservation
• an appreciation and interest in the arts, physical and cultural activities;
• the understanding and use of Welsh and a love of our community, country and
• physical and sporting literacy;
• all members of the school - physically and intellectually by providing
appropriate support for professional development and training needs;
• a warm and open relationship with all stakeholders in our school community.
Ysgol Maes Owen is a community school, catering for children aged seven to
eleven years. The school is situated in Kinmel Bay, an economically mixed urban
area and serves the town itself and the outlying areas of Towyn and Rhyl. The
school opened in 1950 and is maintained by Conwy County Borough Council.
The number of pupils on the roll fluctuates during the year as many newcomers
from outside the region are attracted to the area. Currently there are 216 pupils
on roll who are taught by eight full time and one part time teachers. There are
two full time teaching assistants and there are two people designated to assist
Family Liaison and nurture. Additional Teaching Assistants are funded via the
Poverty and Deprivation Grant.
The school is organised into four mixed classes in lower school (Years 3 & 4), and
four mixed classes in upper school (Years 5 & 6). In addition, there is a twelve
place Special Resource Base provided by the Local Authority (LA) catering for
pupils with moderate learning difficulties. This is managed by our Resource base
teacher, who is supported by one full time HLTA and one part time teaching
A significant number of pupils are from areas which are described as socially and
economically disadvantaged. 32.4% of pupils are entitled to free school meals,
which is significantly higher than local and national averages. The school has a
very transient population with 21 joining and 12 leaving during 2016 – 17 and 24
joining and 13 leaving during 2017 – 2018.
One pupil was given a fixed term exclusion during the last school year 2017-18.
One pupil attended the Social Inclusion United full time and has now
transitioned to Year 7. There are currently 5 pupuls who are Looked After Child
(LAC), six under Special Guardianshop and two learners who are adopted.
50% of pupils are on the SEN register. 25.6% are at School Action, 14.9% are at
School Action Plus, 8.5% are School Action + with contract and two pupils have a
Statement of Special Educational Needs. 24.7% of the pupils have been
identified as More Able and Talented for Literacy and Numeracy.
English is the sole or predominant language in all of the pupils’ homes. Seven
pupils receive support teaching in English as an additional language. Welsh
second language programmes of study are taught.
The present Headteacher has been in post since September 2013 and has been
Temporary Acting Headteacher at the school since the end of January 2013.
Ysgol Maes Owen has achieved:
• Basic Skills award on three occasions
• Eco Schools Green Flag Award on three occasions
• Healthy Schools National Quality Award
• Active Mark
• Cymraeg Campus Bronze
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Ysgol Maes Owen
Conwy LL18 5LE.