Abercanaid Community School

Name Abercanaid Community School
Welsh Government's Support Category Yellow
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 The Park, Abercanaid, CF48 1SZ
Phone Number 01443 690254
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 191 (51.3% boys 48.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.5
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 13.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Abercanaid Community Primary School is in the village of Abercanaid about two miles south of Merthyr Tydfil. The school opened in 2003 and currently has 204 pupils from the ages of three to eleven. The number on roll has increased since the last inspection.

Over the last five years, the majority of pupils in the school have been boys. There are three mixed-age and five single-age classes, including a full-time nursery class. The school's learning resource base for Foundation Phase age pupils transferred to another school in September 2013.

Approximately 11% of pupils are eligible to receive free school meals, which is below the national average of 21%. Around 20% have additional learning needs, which is also below the national average. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs or come from an ethnic minority background or are looked after by the local authority.

No pupils speak Welsh as a first language and very few speak English an additional language. The school was last inspected in June 2008. The headteacher was appointed in September 1989.

The individual school budget per pupil for Abercanaid Community School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,482 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,219 and the minimum is £3,257. Abercanaid Community School is 19th out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil.