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A total of 14 individual schools and one federation, consisting of a cluster of two primary schools, from across Wales took part in the pilot project (Table 1). Ten schools were primary, five were secondary, and one a 3-16 years school. Although all the schools were classed as mainstream schools, several pilot schools had allocated learning resource base classes and those pupils with additional learning needs were catered for within several of the pilot schools. Schools received funding at different times across the academic year and continued to be impacted by COVID-19 to varying degrees, and consequently were (and are) at varying stages of their programme implementation and delivery. Timeframes across schools are therefore not directly comparable. Due to this variability, it is important to consider how the different variances of the programmes have been administered. As a result, each school’s progress is evaluated on an individual school perspective, and then a wider perspective is taken across the schools to reflect their experiences and share learning for future delivery of the programme.

This section is separated into three sections:

  1. Section One: Individual School Case Studies
  2. Section Two: Combined School Case Study
  3. Section Three: Sharing Best Practice
Name of SchoolLocal AuthorityNo. of Pupils% Eligible for Free School Meals^% Special Educational Needs^% English Additional Language^% Ethnic Minority^
Deighton Primary SchoolBlaenau Gwent17745.24.8*4.9
Johnston Community Primary SchoolPembrokeshire21016.
Maindee Primary SchoolNewport49425.921.579.287.2
Sofrydd Primary SchoolFlintshire16329.315.8*4.2
St Anthony's RC Primary SchoolFlintshire9731.514.814.827.2
St Ethelwold’s Church in Wales Primary SchoolFlintshire10242.835.814.919.4
The Point of Ayr Federation
Ysgol GronantFlintshire5236.219.00.0*
Ysgol TreloganFlintshire8315.410.00.08.3
Ysgol Bryn GwaliaFlintshire16840.421.1**
Welshpool Church In Wales SchoolPowys28331.838.118.324.8
Ysgol Henry RichardCeredigion32612.833.12.43.5
Ysgol y GrangoWrexham56227.
Dylan Thomas SchoolSwansea50050.758.35.615.2
The John Frost SchoolNewport1,30726.328.224.841.5
Pencoedtre High SchoolVale of Glamorgan1,00034.632.12.18.6
West Monmouth High SchoolTorfaen1,13226.822.60.97.1
Wales 21.320.66.012.912.9