Cwmfelinfach Primary School


Name Cwmfelinfach Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address King Street, Cwmfelinfach, NP11 7HL
Phone Number 01495 200225
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 16.7%

Cwmfelinfach Primary School is in the centre of Cwmfelinfach village in the Caerphilly local authority. There are 192 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11. The number of pupils in particular year groups fluctuates notably from year to year as a result of many pupils joining and leaving the school during the year. There are four single-age and three mixed-age classes. The school identifies around 14% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is below the national average (25%). Approximately 17% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is just below the national average (20%). Nearly all pupils have white British ethnic backgrounds and speak English at home. The school’s last inspection was in May 2009. The headteacher has been in post since April 2009. In 2013, he also took over the headship at another local primary school alongside his existing role. This ’shared headship£ arrangement is in place until to July 2017. The deputy head’s classroom commitment has reduced to 60% per week to support this arrangement. The individual school budget per pupil for Cwmfelinfach Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,056 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,191 and the minimum is £2,492. Cwmfelinfach Primary School is 41st out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil. 1 A report on Cwmfelinfach Primary School March 2016