Fochriw Primary School


Name Fochriw Primary School
Welsh Government's Support Category Green
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 Pontlottyn Road, Fochriw, Bargoed, CF81 9LL
Phone Number 01685 841236
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 113 (44.2% boys 55.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 31.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Fochriw Primary School is in the village of Fochriw in Caerphilly local authority. There are 104 pupils on roll aged 4 to 11 years. The school has four mixed-age classes.

The average percentage for pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 33%, which is well above the Welsh average of 18%. The school identifies around 32% of pupils as having special educational needs, which is well above the Welsh average of 21%. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language.

No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school’s last inspection was in February 2013. The headteacher took up her post in December 2015.