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. A significant number of pupils are
from areas that are described as socially and economically disadvantaged.
32.6% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is significantly higher
than local and national averages.
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
assistant. The present Headteacher has been in post since September 2013 (and
was previously Temporary Acting Headteacher at the school prior to this from the
end of January 2013). The school has a very transient population with 24 joining
and 13 leaving during the 2017/18 academic year and 24 joining and 10 leaving
during the 2018/19 academic year.
Three pupils were given a fixed term exclusion during the last school year 2018-
2019. No pupils attended the Social Inclusion Unit. In 2018-19 there were five
pupils who were Looked After Children, (LAC), six under Special Guardianship
and two learners who are adopted. 45% of pupils were on the ALN register. 22%
were at School Action, 14% were at School Action Plus, 8% were School Action
with a Contract and two pupils had a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
19% of the pupils were identified as More Able and Talented for literacy and
numeracy. English is the sole or predominant language in all of the pupils’ homes.
There were ten pupils for whom English is an additional language. 8 received
support teaching in English. Welsh second language programmes of study are
Ysgol Maes Owen has achieved:
Siarter Iaith Bronze Award (Campus Cymraeg)
Eco Schools Green Flag Award (3rd)
Healthy Schools National Quality Award
ASD Info Wales Schools Award
Attachment & Trauma Gold Award
Fairtrade Fair Achiever Award
Fair Active Award
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