Blackwood Primary School


Name Blackwood Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Apollo Way, NP12 1WA
Phone Number 01495 224111
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 447 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.3
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 24.1%

Blackwood Primary School is in the Caerphilly local authority. There are 462 pupils currently on roll between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Most pupils live locally. There are 14 single-age classes and a further two part-time nursery classes. Around 26% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 19%. The school identifies 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including a very few who have a statement of special educational needs. English is the main home language of most pupils. A very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background or speak Welsh as their first language at home. The headteacher took up her post in September 2009, which was when the school had its last inspection. The individual school budget per pupil for Blackwood Primary in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £2,815 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Caerphilly is £4,854 and the minimum is £2,696. Blackwood Primary is 74th out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.