Parkland Primary School

Name Parkland Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Sketty Park Drive, Sketty, SA2 8NG
Phone Number 01792 205462
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 573 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.5
Local Authority Swansea
Percentage Free School Meals 10.1%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Parkland Primary School serves the Sketty area of Swansea, to the west of the city centre. There are 535 pupils on roll aged between three and eleven years. They are organised into 17 classes. The school also provides nursery facilities for 120 three and four-year-olds who attend school on a part-time basis from September onwards. The last inspection was in October 2007. The current headteacher took up her post in January 2011. Sketty Park is a designated Communities First area. Eleven per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is below the national average of 20%. A significant proportion of pupils (31%) speak English as an additional language. There are 18 different languages spoken by pupils, although none speaks Welsh as a first language at home. Around 9% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is much lower than the national average. A very few pupils have statements of special educational need. A specialist teaching facility provides full time education for up to nine pupils who have moderate to severe learning difficulties. There are currently a few pupils who are asylum seekers, and a very few who are looked after by the local authority. The individual school budget per pupil for Parkland Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,070 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £15,824 and the minimum is £2,673. Parkland Primary School is 72nd out of the 80 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil.