Abercynon Primary

Name Abercynon Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Ynysmeurig Road, Abercynon, Mountain Ash, CF45 4SU
Phone Number 01443 743060
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 341 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 28.3
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Percentage Free School Meals 22.2%

Abercynon Community Primary School is in the village of Abercynon in the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The new school is an amalgamation of three schools: Abercynon Infants, Abertaf Primary School and Carentown Primary school. The new school opened in September 2013 on the site of the old infants school. The school provides education for 314 pupils from the ages of 3 to 11 years. There are nine single-age classes, a mixed-age class and a nursery class. There is also a local authority resource class on site catering for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. Nearly 25% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is slightly below the national and local authority averages. The school has identified about 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils come from English-speaking homes. A very few have English as an additional language. Nearly all pupils are white British. A very few indicate that they speak Welsh at home. This is the school’s first Estyn inspection. The headteacher took up his post in January 2013. The individual school budget per pupil for Abercynon Community Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £3,633 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £5,513 and the minimum £2,514. Abercynon Community Primary School is 32nd out of the 110 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.