Gellifaelog Primary School


Name Gellifaelog Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9TJ
Phone Number 01685 723078
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 243 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.3
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 29.8%

Gellifaelog Primary School is in the Penydarren district of Merthyr Tydfil in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority. There are 239 pupils aged three to 11 on roll. This includes 31 pupils in the nursery. In addition to the nursery, the school has eight classes, two of which are mixed-age classes. About 38% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is above the average for the local authority and Wales (21%). A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. Around 5% of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and about 6% from Gypsy Traveller communities. Just over 5% of pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school identifies around 51% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is above the average for Wales. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The individual school budget per pupil for Gellifaelog Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,653 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,219 and the minimum is £3,257. Gellifaelog Primary School is 10th out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil. The school was last inspected in January 2008 and the headteacher has been in post since 2003. 1 A report on Gellifaelog Primary School March 2014