Fairfield Primary School


Name Fairfield Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Dryden Road, Penarth, CF64 2RT
Phone Number 02920 709035
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 328 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority The Vale of Glamorgan
Percentage Free School Meals 11.2%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Fairfield Community Primary School is in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan local authority. There are 321 pupils on roll between the ages of three and eleven, including nine who attend the newly-opened nursery on a part-time basis. Pupils are taught in 11 classes, several of which are for pupils from different year groups. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is 12%, which is below the national average (19%). The school identifies that around 13% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is below the national average (22%). Pupils come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The majority are of white British ethnicity and most come from homes where English is the main language. A few pupils speak English as an additional language and a very few pupils come from homes where Welsh is spoken. The headteacher has been in post since September 2008. The school was last inspected in November 2010.