Malpas Court Primary School


Name Malpas Court Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Whittle Drive, Newport, NP20 6NS
Phone Number 01633 855005
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 242 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Local Authority Newport
Percentage Free School Meals 34.6%
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Malpas Court Primary School is in the city of Newport. The school has 226 pupils, including 37 part-time pupils in the nursery. There are ten full time teachers for nine classes. There is a resource base for 16 pupils from the wider area with speech and language impairment. Around 40% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the national average (19%). Around 40% of pupils join or leave the school during the academic year. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language and 14% of pupils have English as an additional language. The school identifies approximately 50% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is considerably higher than the national average (25%). Twenty-one pupils have statements of special educational needs. The headteacher took up her post in 2007. The school’s last inspection was in October 2011. The school is currently a £curriculum pioneer school£. This means that it is working with Welsh Government and other curriculum pioneer schools to develop and to pilot a new curriculum for Wales. The individual school budget per pupil for Malpas Court Primary in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,945 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Newport is £4,945 and the minimum is £2,865. Malpas Court Primary is first out of the 44 primary schools in Newport in terms of its school budget per pupil.