Bryn Awel Primary School


Name Bryn Awel Primary 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 Eglwys Fan, Rhymney, NP22 5JJ
Phone Number 01685 840230
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 139 (58.3% boys 41.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 42.3%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Bryn Awel Primary School is in Rhymney in the Caerphilly local authority.

There are 155 pupils on roll, including 22 nursery aged children who attend part-time. There are seven full-time teachers, including the headteacher, and six classes. All the classes, except Year 6, have mixed age groups.

Around 40% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the national average. The school has identified 25% of pupils as having additional learning needs.

This is in line with the national average. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational need. Ninety-seven per cent of pupils come from a white ethnic background.

No pupils speak Welsh at home or speak English as an additional langu...age. The headteacher took up his post in September 2008. The last inspection was in March 2010.

The individual school budget per pupil for Bryn Awel Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,567 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,191 and the minimum is £2,492. Bryn Awel Primary School is 11th out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.

1 A report on Bryn Awel Primary School October 2015