St Helen’s Primary School

Name St Helen’s Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Vincent Street, Swansea, SA1 3TY
Phone Number 01792 655763
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20
Local Authority Swansea
Percentage Free School Meals 17.3%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

St Helen’s Primary School is in the centre of the city of Swansea. There are 228 pupils aged 3 to 11 years at the school. There are eight mainstream classes, including the part-time nursery provision. The school serves a diverse ethnic community and there are currently 22 different languages spoken by pupils at the school. Eighty-eight per cent have English as an additional language. Thirteen per cent of pupils are of white British ethnicity. Approximately 16% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national average (20%). A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. . The school has identified 32% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the average for Wales (25%). Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The last inspection was in May 2010. The current headteacher took up his post in 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for St Helen’s Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,300 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Swansea is £5,006 and the minimum is £2,556. St Helen’s Primary School is 42nd out of the 79 primary schools in Swansea in terms of its school budget per pupil. 1 A report on St Helen’s Primary School February 2016