Malpas Park Primary School


Name Malpas Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Wavell Drive, NP20 6LE
Phone Number 01633 675900
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 232 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Newport
Percentage Free School Meals 8.8%

Malpas Park Primary School is on the northern edge of the city of Newport. There are currently 233 pupils on roll, including 32 who attend the nursery on a part-time basis. Around 80% of pupils come from outside the school’s immediate catchment area. The school has eight classes. On average over the past three years, around 9% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is well below the average for Wales (19%). Nearly all pupils are from a white ethnic background. A very few pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language. The school identifies that about 22% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is close to the national average. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed in 2011. The school was last inspected in May 2014. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and to professional learning.