Darran Park Primary School


Name Darran Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Brook Street, Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF43 4LE
Phone Number 01443 730450
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 355 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Percentage Free School Meals 20.2%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Darran Park Primary School is in Ferndale in the Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority. The school caters for pupils from three to eleven years of age. The school has 340 pupils taught in 12 mainstream classes, three of which are mixed age. There is also a local authority learning support class for up to eight foundation phase pupils. Approximately 22% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is around the national average. The school has identified 32% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well above the national average. Nearly all pupils come from English speaking homes. A very few pupils have English as an additional language. The school was last inspected in February 2011. The headteacher took up his appointment in September 2011. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum.