Fenton Community Primary School


Name Fenton Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Portfield, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1BZ
Phone Number 01437 765378
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 428 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Pembrokeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 33.1%

Fenton Primary School is in the Portfield area of Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. It was formed in 2001 after the amalgamation of Fenton Infants and Barn Street Juniors. The school has just under 400 pupils aged 3 to 11 years on roll, including about 50 who attend the nursery. There are 15 mainstream classes in the school and most are single age classes. There are two special needs units in the school, one for children up to Year 3 and another for pupils from Year 4 to Year 6. The special units cater for pupils with complex needs. About half of the school’s intake comes from economically disadvantaged areas while the other half comes from areas that are neither economically advantaged nor disadvantaged. About 40% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is much higher than the average for Wales (21%). The school has identified about 34% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is well above the average for primary schools (22%). Most of these pupils are at School Action Plus and a few have statements of special educational needs. Pupils£ ethnicity is largely white British (91%); the remainder are mainly Asian or of mixed ethnicity. Twenty-six pupils currently have English as an additional language. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The last inspection was in February 2007. The headteacher was appointed in September 2005. The deputy headteacher started at the school in September 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Fenton Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,774 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Pembrokeshire is £5,870 and the minimum is £3,138. Fenton Primary School is 25th out of the 61 primary schools in Pembrokeshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.