Edwardsville Primary School

Name Edwardsville Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Cardiff Road, Edwardsville, Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil, CF46 5NE
Phone Number 01443 410662
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 354 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 17%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Edwardsville Primary School is on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil. The nursery is in the centre of the town of Treharris, just under a mile from the main school. The school has 339 pupils, including 43 full-time pupils in the nursery. There are three mixed-year classes and nine single-year classes. The school has two learning resource bases for children with autistic spectrum disorder and communication needs. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 17%, which is close to the average for Wales. The school identifies 31% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is much higher than the national average of 21%, but this also includes pupils in the learning resource bases. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are in the care of the local authority. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The current headteacher took up his post in September 2005. The school’s previous inspection was in March 2012.