Heolgerrig Community School

Name Heolgerrig Community School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Heolgerrig Road, CF48 1SB
Phone Number 01685 722571
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 229 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.4
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Heolgerrig Primary School is in the village of Heolgerrig close to Merthyr Tydfil. Most pupils come from the local community. The rolling average of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 7%. This is much lower than the average for the local authority and Wales. There are currently 225 pupils on roll, including 24 full-time nursery pupils. There are eight classes, including the nursery. The school admits pupils to the nursery from the age of three. The school identifies that around 21% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is in line with the national average for primary schools. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils speak English at home. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The school’s last inspection was in 2012. The headteacher, who was formerly the deputy headteacher, was appointed in 2015. A new deputy headteacher was also appointed in 2015.