Maesteg Comprehensive School

Name Maesteg Comprehensive School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 3
Address Ffordd Dysgu, Maesteg, Bridgend, CF34 0LQ
Phone Number 01656 815950
Type Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1026 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16
Local Authority Bridgend
Percentage Free School Meals 24.6%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Maesteg School is an English-medium 11-18 mixed comprehensive school to the north of Bridgend. Pupils from the Llynfi valley attend the school. There are currently 1,036 pupils on roll, including 142 in the sixth form. These numbers are similar to those at the time of the last inspection in November 2012. Around a quarter of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 16.4%. Around half live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. The proportion of pupils that have a special educational need is 21.7%, which is close to the national average of 22.9%. Around 1% of pupils have statements of special educational needs. This figure is lower than the average of 2.2% for Wales as a whole. The school has resourced provision for ten pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Around 1% of pupils have English as an additional language. Nearly all pupils come from a white British background. Only a very few pupils are fluent in Welsh. The headteacher has been in post since 2015. The senior leadership team consists of a deputy headteacher and four assistant headteachers. Three middle leaders are currently acting as part of an extended senior team. The school is a pioneer school and is working with Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and professional learning.