Aberdare Park Primary School

Name Aberdare Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 3
Address Hirwaun Road, Trecynon, Aberdare, RCT, CF44 8LU
Phone Number 01685 874026
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 351 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Percentage Free School Meals 21.7%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Aberdare Park Primary School is in the Trecynon area of Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are currently 350 pupils in the school from the ages of three to eleven. The number on roll is currently rising. There are six single-year classes, including a part-time nursery, and five mixed-year classes. Over the last three years, the average number of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 25%, which is above the national average of approximately 19%. About 37% have additional learning needs, which is well above the national average of 25%. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Around 6% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background. A very few pupils receive support in English as an additional language or are in the care of the local authority. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language. The last inspection was in April 2011. The headteacher took up her post in January 2015. The individual school budget per pupil for Aberdare Park Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £2,804 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,385 and the minimum is £2,438. Aberdare Park Primary School is 89th out of the 104 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.