Maindee C.P. School


Name Maindee C.P. School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Rodney Road, Newport, NP19 0AP
Phone Number 01633 263309
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 523 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Local Authority Newport
Percentage Free School Meals 23.3%

Maindee Primary School is in the inner city district to the east of Newport. There are 494 pupils on roll between the ages of 3 and 11. Pupil numbers have risen significantly over the past four years, and change constantly as families move in and out of the community. There are 16 classes, including two mixed-age classes. Around 90% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background, the majority being from Punjabi, Bengali and Roma origin. Pupils come from 32 different ethnic groups and speak 26 different languages. Approximately 85% of pupils receive support in English as an additional language and many enter the school with little or no English. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. There is continual movement of pupils in and out of the school. The school identifies around 16% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including 11 pupils who have a statement of special educational needs. Approximately 25% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is slightly above the national average (20%). A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school’s last inspection was in April 2010. The headteacher took up her post in September 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Maindee Primary School in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £3,294 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Newport is £4,827 and the minimum is £2734. Maindee Primary School is 25th out of the 44 primary schools in Newport in terms of its school budget per pupil. 1 A report on Maindee C.P. School March 2016