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 231 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Newport
Percentage Free School Meals 35.3%

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.