This is an extract by Aidan Jones from the actual Report as far as it relates to this parish;
I visited to-day the parish of Llanrhystid. I could not see the Vicar, the Rev. John Lewis. It [the school] is a strong stone building covered with slates, erected in the churchyard, and in very good repair, except the floor, which is mere earth worn in pits, and very damp in the winter.
The reading of the highest class here was bad; and as for obtaining any answer respecting the meaning of any of the words, or any general information respecting the Scripture or other subjects, it was in vain to attempt it. A few answers were given by one or two upon the most familiar topics respecting the Bible, and that seemed to be the sum total their attainments. The Catechism is learnt, but not understood. The writing was much as usual; if anything, a degree worse. In arithmetic one or two had made some progress; one was in square root, but he did not seem to understand scarcely anything about it, for he could not say how much was the square of 6, or the square of 36. Neither the pence table below 100d. nor the multiplication table was well known by a scholar. Three were learning English grammar, but not one could answer a simple question respecting it. The younger or lower classes were just the same as usual, but there was an attempt made to classify them by the master, who was until lately a farm servant: this would not matter, if he had been trained and educated ; but he has had no advantages, and is altogether incapable of filling the office he now occupies worthily. But he appears to have some natural abilities, and with training, may make a very good master.
November 20th 1846 HENRY PENRY, Assistant.
I visited this school likewise. It has increased in numbers since the return was made; but in summer it will probably be closed again.
J. C. S. [Jelinger C. Symons, the chief commissioner in Cardiganshire]