Ferryside V.C.P. School


Name Ferryside V.C.P. School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 3
Address Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, SA17 5TB
Phone Number 01267 267463
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 40 (42% boys 58% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.3
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.4%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Ferryside Voluntary Controlled Primary School is situated in Ferryside, about nine miles from the town of Carmarthen. There are 66 full-time pupils on roll, including six full-time nursery age children. Children are taught in three classes. The school indicates that pupils come from varied backgrounds and that some are privileged and others are disadvantaged. Ninety-two per cent of pupils come from homes in which English is the main language. A very few pupils come from an ethnic background and 9% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is considerably lower than the national average. At present, 14% are on the additional educational needs register and none of the pupils has a statement of educational needs. The school was last inspected in 2007. The current headteacher and another teacher were appointed to their posts in September 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Ferryside Voluntary Controlled Primary School in 2012-2013 is £3,627. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £25,997 and the minimum is £2,878. Ferryside Voluntary Controlled Primary School is in 56th place of the 108 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of the school budget per pupil.