Forden C.I.W. School


Name Forden C.I.W. School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Forden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8NE
Phone Number 01938 580334
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 74 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Local Authority Powys
Percentage Free School Meals 5.9%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Forden Church-in-Wales Voluntary Controlled Primary School is in the village of Forden, near Montgomery in Powys. Nearly all pupils live in the village and the surrounding rural area. The original building dates from 1847 with added extensions over the years. The school adjoins the village sports facilities and community centre, which it uses for physical education and other areas of the curriculum. There are 87 pupils on roll, including five pupils in the full-time nursery. There are four classes. The majority of pupils have attended the pre-school playgroup held in the adjacent community centre. The number on roll has remained relatively stable over the last four years. Approximately 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well below the national average. Around 13% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is below the averages for the local authority and primary schools across Wales. All pupils speak English as their first language. No pupils come from a minority ethnic background. The headteacher was appointed in 2003 and the last inspection was in October 2007. The individual school budget per pupil for Forden C.I.W. School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,767 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Powys is £10,978 and the minimum is £3,102. Forden C.I.W. School is 44th out of the 88 primary schools in Powys in terms of its school budget per pupil.