St Aloysius Primary School

Name St Aloysius Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Cedar Way, CF47 9PA
Phone Number 01685 721741
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 175 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 24.2%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

St Aloysius Roman Catholic Primary School is on the Gurnos estate in Merthyr Tydfil and caters for pupils from three to 11 years of age. The school serves a challenging area with around 30% of pupils entitled to free school meals. This is above local and national levels. Nearly all mainstream pupils come from the immediate surrounding area. There are currently 175 pupils on roll, including 22 in the nursery class. There are six classes taught by six full-time and two part-time teachers. They are assisted by 10 full-time learning support staff. The school has identified that around 25% of pupils have additional learning needs. This is similar to the local authority average. No pupils currently have a statement of special educational need. Around a quarter of pupils come from an ethnic minority background and about 15% of pupils receive support for English as an additional language. Very few pupils use Welsh as a first language. No pupils have been excluded for many years. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010 and the deputy headteacher was appointed in September 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for St Aloysius Roman Catholic Primary School in 2012-2013 means that the budget is £3,281 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,007 and the minimum is £3,165. St Aloysius Roman Catholic Primary School is 19th out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil. 1 A report on St Aloysius Primary School June 2013