Alexandra School

Name Alexandra School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Park Avenue, Wrexham, LL12 7AZ
Phone Number 01978 315120
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 385 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Local Authority Wrexham
Percentage Free School Meals 35.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Alexandra Community Primary School is in the centre of Wrexham. It caters for pupils between the ages of 3 and 11. There are currently 282 pupils on roll. This includes 46 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis and 25 pupils who currently attend two learning resource base classes for pupils with additional needs. The school also houses the Wrexham Assessment Centre which supports pupils across the local authority and provides a comprehensive assessment of their needs. There are currently 14 full-time teachers and two part time teachers at the school. Approximately 37% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is notably higher than the average for Wales. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language. About 14% of pupils have English as an additional language. Very few pupils speak Welsh. The school identifies about 31% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is notably higher than the average for Wales. About 6% of pupils have statements of special educational needs, mostly in the learning resource base classes. The deputy headteacher has led the school since September 2012. A new headteacher will take up her post in September 2015. The previous inspection was in February 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Alexandra Community Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £5,171 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Wrexham is £9,101 and the minimum is £2,820. Alexandra Community Primary School is fifth out of the 60 primary schools in Wrexham in terms of its school budget per pupil.