Willowtown Primary School


Name Willowtown Primary School
Welsh Government's Support Category Green
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) Adequate and needs improvement
Address Brynheulog Street, Willowtown, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6NJ
Phone Number 01496 302436
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 493 (52.1% boys 47.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Local Authority Blaenau Gwent
Percentage Free School Meals 28.9%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Willowtown Primary School is in the town of Ebbw Vale in Blaenau Gwent. There are 370 full-time pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 years on roll. A further 65 pupils attend the school's nursery part-time.

There are 15 classes. The school also hosts special needs resource base, funded by the local authority, for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. Around 26% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average.

The school identifies that approximately 24% of pupils have additional learning needs including those in the resource base. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the m...ain language.

Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher took up his post in March 2016. Estyn last inspected the school in November 2009.

The individual school budget per pupil for Willowtown Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,192 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Blaenau Gwent is £5,313 and the minimum is £3,665. Willowtown Primary School is 10th out of the 19 primary schools in Blaenau Gwent in terms of its school budget per pupil.