Deighton Primary School


Name Deighton 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 Stockton Way, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, NP22 3ES
Phone Number 01495 722567
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 224 (53.6% boys 46.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.8
Local Authority Blaenau Gwent
Percentage Free School Meals 45.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Deighton Primary School is situated in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent.

Most pupils come from the immediate surrounding area and a large housing estate, Cefn Golau, which is about a mile and a half away from the school. Both are located in designated Communities First areas. There are 170 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 11 years.

This number has decreased year on year. Pupils are taught in three single age and three mixed-age classes. There is also a part-time nursery class.

Currently, around 47% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This figure is well above the national average. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and none speak Welsh at home.

A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The school has identified around 27% of pupils as having additional learning needs, which is above the national average. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs.

A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The headteacher has been in post since April 2012, and the deputy headteacher was appointed in April 2013. The school was last inspected in 2011.

The individual school budget per pupil for Deighton Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,181 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Blaenau Gwent is £6,278 and the minimum is £3,643. Deighton Primary School is 14th out of the 24 primary schools in Blaenau Gwent in terms of its school budget per pupil.