Cyfarthfa Park Primary School


Name Cyfarthfa Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8RE
Phone Number 01685 723640
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 449 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.7
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 14.7%

Cyfarthfa Park Primary School is in Merthyr Tydfil. The school was formed in September 2014 when Brecon Road Infant school and Cyfarthfa Junior school amalgamated. The school operates on two separate sites that are approximately half a mile apart. There are 379 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11, including 57 part-time pupils in the nursery class. The school is organised into 13 classes with the majority of pupils taught in mixed age classes. Including the headteacher, the school employs 15 full-time and two part-time teachers. The school identifies 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is below the national average. There are very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background or speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. About 14% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is below the national average. The headteacher, who was previously headteacher of the junior school, took up his post as headteacher of the amalgamated school in September 2014. The individual school budget per pupil for Cyfarthfa Park Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,397 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,406 and the minimum is £3,347. Cyfarthfa Park Primary School is 21st out of the 22 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil.