Aberbargoed Primary School


Name Aberbargoed 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 Heol Ysgol Newydd, Bargoed, CF81 9DD
Phone Number 01443 875512
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 252 (51.2% boys 48.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 32.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Aberbargoed Primary School is in the town of Aberbargoed in the Caerphilly local authority. Most pupils live within the school's catchment area. In 2002, Aberbargoed Infant and Junior Schools amalgamated.

Following extensive reconstruction work to the junior school building, pupils have been educated on a single site since March 2012. There are just over 210 pupils aged three to 11 years at the school, including 25 children who attend the nursery part-time. There are seven single-aged classes plus a nursery class in the morning.

Around 38% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is well above the average for primary schools in the local authority and in Wales. The school has identified about 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs.

This is around the average for primary schools in Wales. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs. A very few pupils attend other educational provision for part of the week.

The school has excluded on a fixed term a very few pupils in the last 12 months. Most pupils£ ethnicity is white British. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language.

No pupil speaks Welsh as a first language at home. The last inspection was in October 2007. The headteacher was appointed in September 2008.

The individual school budget per pupil for Aberbargoed Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,216 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,118 and the minimum is £2,645. Aberbargoed Primary School is 30th out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.