Tavernspite C.P. School

Name Tavernspite C.P. School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Tavernspite, Whitland, Pembrokeshire, SA34 0NL
Phone Number 01834 831691
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 224 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.6
Local Authority Pembrokeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Tavernspite Community Primary School is in the small village of Tavernspite in Pembrokeshire. It serves a very large rural catchment area with most pupils traveling a distance to school. There are 207 pupils on roll, including 6 part-time nursery pupils, in eight classes. A very few pupils (around 3%) are eligible for free school meals. This is well below the Wales average of 19%. The school identifies around 20% of pupils as having additional needs. This is very close to the Wales average of 21%. Most pupils are white British. Very few pupils learn English as an additional language or speak Welsh at home. In September 2014, the school joined in an informal federation with Templeton Community Primary School. This arrangement was formalised in April 2016 and a single senior management team and governing body oversees both schools. The headteacher took up his post in January 2008. Tavernspite’s last inspection was in January 2012. This is the first inspection of the federated school.