Garnteg Primary School is situated on the outskirts of the town of Pontypool in the borough of Torfaen, South Wales. The school was built in 1995. The school has very strong links with the local community and is a vibrant and exciting place to work and learn, serving the area of Garndiffaith and Abersychan. Our policies and practices are informed by Torfaen County Borough Council and are ratified by our board of Governors. The governing body represents the Local Authority, local community, parents and staff.
We endeavour to ensure that we provide opportunities for all pupils to have an enjoyable, flying start, filled with new experiences. Pupils explore learning in a variety of ways, both indoor and outdoor, being exposed to the wider community. They are engaged and challenged in their learning using a range of teaching strategies, skills and up-to-date learning resources. We create a communal family in which everyone feels safe, included and welcomed. We promote healthy values and ethos, encouraging pupil participation in a range of activities, providing a wide variety of support for pupils and their families. All children are exposed to the same opportunities and encouraged to become enterprising individuals.
At Garnteg Primary we are very proud to be a Pioneer school, supporting the Welsh Government in creating a new curriculum for Wales. As part of our pioneer journey we have developed our own personalised curriculum in conjunction with pupils, staff and governors called 'Climb to Sparkle'.
We are passionate in our belief that school should be about more than just academic achievement. We work together to develop ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives and be citizens of Wales and the world.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school with any queries you may have. Thank you for visiting!
Diolch and croeso!
Mrs S Roche