Gabalfa Primary School


Name Gabalfa Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Colwill Rd, CF14 2QQ
Phone Number 02920 624615
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 272 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Local Authority Cardiff
Percentage Free School Meals 40.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Gabalfa Primary School is in the Llandaff North area of the city of Cardiff. There are 262 pupils on the school roll, including 43 children who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. The school has seven single-age classes and two mixed-age classes. Around 40% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the average for primary schools in Wales. The school identifies 26% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the national average. A few pupils have statements of special educational needs. The majority of pupils speak English as their first language at home. Around 30% of pupils receive extra support in learning English as an additional language. The school was last inspected in the Summer of 2009. The headteacher took up her post in January 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Gabalfa Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,243 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £6,523 and the minimum is £2,908. Gabalfa Primary School is 18th out of the 95 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.