Head: Gareth R Jones
Tel: 01559 395624
Llanllwni primary school is a voluntary controlled school within the Education Department of Carmarthenshire County Council. The school is situated in the middle of the village and is central to many local community activities. The name Llanllwni Church Community School is displayed at the entrance to the School and the majority of the children come from local families.
Children may be admitted to the school in the term before they reach their fourth birthday and an additional bonus is that most of them will have attended the Nursery School which meets in the school on three mornings a week.
There are three classes, three teachers and a classroom assistant in the school The aim and mission of the school is to offer education of the highest standard, giving each pupil the individual attention required. The standard of work achieved by the school is applauded by the inspectorate, naturally, and every opportunity is taken to introduce the children to a variety of interesting experiences relevant to the National Curriculum. These experiences ensure that the pupils develop an enthusiasm for learning and ensures that they get involved in community activities. Receipt of the Schools Heritage Award was national recognition for this area of the school’s activity.
Regular educational visits are arranged to churches and chapels, museums and castles, gardens and centres of local industry, theatres and neighbouring towns. And local people are invited to the school to share their experiences with local people.
The children have an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills by arranging fund raising events for various charities including Children in Need, The Noah’s Ark Appeal, the Blue Peter Appeal.
The school’s Eco Committee and School Council take informed decisions which affect the organisation of the school and impact on the environment and on conservation issues both within the school and in the wider community.
There are three lively after school clubs namely the Urdd (The Welsh League of Youth), the Activities Club and Dragon Sports which help to foster pupils’ social and oral skills. To celebrate our patron saint, an eisteddfod is held on St David’s Day.
Under the Comenius programme, funded by the European Community, the school benefits from links forged with other schools in Europe – in Ireland, Austria and Denmark. The scheme facilitates staff and pupil exchanges so that pupils can come to appreciate different national and cultural traditions at first hand. And it is heartening to see best practice developed and tested in Llanllwni School being appreciated and adopted on an European stage.