Gwaunfarren Primary


Name Gwaunfarren Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Alexandra Avenue, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9AF
Phone Number 01685 722096
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 270 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 21.1%

Gwaunfarren Primary School is in Merthyr Tydfil. There are 276 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11 years, of whom 44 attend full-time in the nursery and 13 attend part-time. The school arranges its pupils into seven single-age and three mixed-age classes. The three-year average of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 23%. This figure is slightly above the national average of 19%. At present, just above 15% of pupils at the school are eligible for free school meals. Nearly all pupils are of white British origin. A few pupils speak English as an additional language and no pupil comes from a home where Welsh is the first language. The school identifies around 20% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is slightly below the national average of 22%. A very few pupils at the school have a statement of special educational needs and a very few are in the care of by the local authority. The headteacher took up her post in October 2012. Before this, she was the assistant headteacher. Estyn last inspected the school in December 2011.