Machen Primary School

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About Machen Primary School

Name Machen Primary School
Welsh Government's Support Category Yellow
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 Commercial Road, Machen, CF83 8NA
Phone Number 01633 440403
Phase Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 176 (48.9% boys 51.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Caerphilly
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Machen Primary School is in the village of Machen, in the Caerphilly local authority.

There are 180 pupils aged three to eleven years at the school, including 23 part-time pupils in the nursery. There are seven classes, two of which have mixed age groups. Around 4% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

This is well below the national average. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity, with a very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home.

The school identifies around 17% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is marginally below the average for Wales. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs.

There have been no... fixed term exclusions in the last year. The last inspection was in November 2008. The current headteacher took up his post in September 2002.

The individual school budget per pupil for Machen Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £2,932. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,106 and the minimum is £2,645. Machen Primary School is 51st out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of its school budget per pupil.