Abbey Primary School

Name Abbey Primary School
Welsh Government's Support Category Green
In December 2020, the Welsh Government suspended the Support Category school categorisation, to reduce burdens on schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Estyn Inspection Rating (Standards and Progress) Good
Address New Road, Neath Abbey, Neath, SA10 7NG
Phone Number 01792 812202
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 455 (51.4% boys 48.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.1
Local Authority Neath Port Talbot
Percentage Free School Meals 17%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (January 2018)

Abbey Primary School is in Neath Abbey, near Neath. The local authority is Neath Port Talbot. The number of pupils on roll is increasing. Currently, there are around 380 pupils on roll, aged from three to eleven, including 61 nursery children who attend part-time. There are 11 single-age and three mixed-age classes in the school. The school opened in September 2015 following the amalgamation of former infant and junior schools, and is on three sites that are around two kilometres apart. The school contains an Early Years Assessment Unit for up to 12 pupils with additional learning needs, aged between three and five. Most of these pupils travel from outside the school’s traditional catchment area. The school identifies around 34% of pupils with additional learning needs. This is higher than the national average (21%). A few pupils have a statement of educational needs. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is about 16%. This is slightly below the national average (19%). Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in September 2015, following the amalgamation of the former infant and junior schools. This is the school’s first inspection in its present form.