Maes-Y-Coed Primary School

Name Maes-Y-Coed Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Lanwern Road, Maes-Y-Coed, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 1EQ
Phone Number 01443 486835
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 300 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 29.9
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Percentage Free School Meals 16.8%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Maes-y-Coed Primary School is near Pontypridd in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are currently 317 pupils on roll, including 50 who attend the nursery on a full-time basis. There are 11 classes, nine of which have mixed age groups. Most of the pupils come from homes where the predominant language is English. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Twenty per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is around the average for Wales. The school considers that 30% of its pupils have additional learning needs, which is higher than the Welsh average. The current headteacher took up her post in October 2011 and the school’s last inspection was in July 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Maes-Y-Coed Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £2,796 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £5,513 and the minimum is £2,514. Maes-Y-Coed Primary School is 100th out of the 110 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.