St.Mary’s Catholic Primary


Name St.Mary’s Catholic Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Caedraw Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8HA
Phone Number 01685 722227
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 232 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.2
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 11%

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School is in Merthyr Tydfil local authority. There are 223 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11 years including 22 full-time nursery pupils. There are eight classes, including two which are mixed age. Around 11% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. This is below the national average of 18%. The school identifies around 12% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is below the national average of 21%. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational need. Around a half of pupils come from an ethnic minority background and most of these pupils have English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The headteacher has been in post since September 2013. In April 2016, the school joined in an informal federation with St Illtyd’s Roman Catholic Primary School. She became executive headteacher of both schools in the federation in September 2017 when this arrangement was formalised. A single senior management team and governing body oversees both schools. The school was last inspected in October 2013. This is the first inspection of the federated school.