Ysgol Gwaelod y Garth School has nearly 270 pupils. There is one class in the Welsh Department for every year from the Reception to Year 6. We have two English classes: 1E is a class of Foundation Phase pupils from Reception, Year 1 and 2 and 2E is a junior class. We also have a Welsh Nursery.


To create in each child the desire for increased knowledge and experiences.

Give the opportunity to every child to develop to his or her full potential in all aspects of the curriculum.

To assist every child in his/her efforts to live and work harmoniously with others and to develop attitudes and qualities that will make him/her a responsible and dependable member of society.

To develop specific skills in oracy, literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as to develop thinking and problem solving skills.

To ensure equal opportunities to all.


Ysgol Gwaelod Y Garth School Prospectus
Ysgol Gwaelod Y Garth Reception Prospectus
Ysgol Gwaelod Y Garth Nursery Prospectus
Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth Primary School is a community school which provides its pupils with education through the medium of Welsh or English according to parental choice. It is situated in the village of Gwaelod y Garth, some seven miles from the centre of Cardiff. The local education authority (LEA) is Cardiff. The school's catchment area consists of the village of Gwaelod y Garth,Tongwynlais and Morganstown.

During recent years a significant rebuilding and refurbishment programme has been in place to improve the quality of accommodation in the school.

In 2005 a brand new early years block was completed and consequently the educational provision was extended in 2006 to include Welsh medium nursery education for the first time since 1995, the year before the school was transferred from Rhondda Cynon Tâf LEA to Cardiff LEA.

During the same period the main school building was refurbished to consist of three classrooms, staff room, headteacher’s office and administration office. During 2011 a further rebuilding and refurbishment programme was completed. The school hall and kitchen block was refurbished to consist of the administration office, headteacher’s office, staff room and ICT suite. The main building was refurbished to consist of four classrooms and the Village Hall (situated next to the school) was extended and refurbished. The school kitchen is now situated in the Village Hall and the Hall is now for school use during the school day and for community use during the evenings and weekends. 

In Gwaelod y Garth Primary School we aim to provide a balanced, relevant and challenging education within a rich, stimulating and caring environment. In a bilingual setting we aim to instil a sense of pride in our nation, language and heritage whilst ensuring that the children are happy, motivated and confident learners.
ESTYN Inspection Report:
Estyn is the office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales. Estyn carries out inspections of maintained nursery schools and primary schools under Section 10 of the School Inspections Act 1996.  The function of an inspection under Section 10 of the Act is to report on:

The educational standards achieved in the school; 
The quality of education provided by the school; 
The quality of leadership in and management of the school, including whether the financial resources made available to the school are managed efficiently; and 
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils at the school. 

Gwaelod y Garth Primary School was last inspected in January 2013. A full copy of the inspection report is available on ESTYN'S website. A copy of the inspection report can be downloaded here.