The school is situated in Garden Village on the outskirts of Wrexham. The area is unique in that it still possesses the atmosphere and features of a village even though the surrounding area is now built up.
The school was opened in 1977 to accommodate children living in Garden Village. Over the years the building has been considerably altered and extended due to a growth in pupil numbers.
The school has a planned admission limit of 45.
The school building is modern, spacious and on a single level. We have a hall, a library, Boost Intervention Support rooms, twelve classrooms, a canteen, a medical room, offices and a staff room. Each classroom has access to craft areas and the cloakrooms.
Pupil Deprivation Grant
The purpose of the Pupil Deprivation Grant is to improve the educational attainment of pupils from low income families and who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to maximise the use of this funding by introducing sustainable strategies which will quickly lead to improved outcomes for pupils entitled to free school meals.
As a school, we want to learn from the best practice in Wales and beyond by:
- planning interventions that focus on improving the attainment of pupils from deprived backgrounds, regularly monitoring pupils’ progress and evaluating the impact of the intervention.
- integrating plans for the effective use of the PDG into the School Development Plan, basing our practice on sound evidence and including them as part of a whole school strategy.
- balancing whole school strategies with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners entitled to free school meals benefit as individuals, whilst the whole school also develops its ability to support every learner to achieve their full potential.
In 2017-18 Wat’s Dyke School were allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £15,243
Wat’s Dyke School has a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Wrexham Local Authority, to promote high expectations attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learning for pupils entitled to this funding.
We have used the funding available to:
- Appoint a Boost Intervention Support for Keystage Two
- Part fund a Reading and Numeracy Intervention Support for Year 2-6
It is not appropriate for the school to publish a detailed plan as it could identify individual pupils.