Albany Primary School

Name Albany Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3RR
Phone Number 02920 499520
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 430 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Cardiff
Percentage Free School Meals 25.6%

Albany Primary School is a large primary school situated close to the city centre of Cardiff. The area the school serves is a vibrant multi-cultural community. There are 450 pupils aged three to eleven years in the school, including 57 part-time nursery children. Pupils are organised into 16 single-age classes. Almost three-quarters of pupils come from a range of ethnic backgrounds; well over a half of these pupils have English as an additional language, of whom half are new to English or at an early stage of acquisition of the language. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals has increased over the last few years and is now 30%. This is above the local authority and all-Wales average. The school has identified 16% of pupils with additional learning needs, including a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Since the last inspection in 2006, the senior management team has changed and a new deputy headteacher recently appointed. The current headteacher has been in post since January 1999. The individual school budget per pupil for Albany Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,223 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Cardiff is £12,307 and the minimum is £2,873. Albany Primary School is 80th out of the 99 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of its school budget per pupil.