Ynysowen Primary


Name Ynysowen Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Aberfan Road, Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4QQ
Phone Number 01685 728994
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 272 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 29.9%

Ynysowen Community School is in Aberfan, in Merthyr Tydfil local authority. There are 275 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 11 years, including 46 who attend the nursery on a full-time basis and 15 who attend two learning resource bases provided by the local authority. The learning resource bases cater for pupils with complex needs and hearing impairment. On average, around 30% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is significantly above the national average of 18%. The school identifies about 37% of pupils as having additional learning needs. This is higher than the national average of 21%. No pupil speaks Welsh at home. The headteacher took up her post in January 2010. The school’s previous inspection was in July 2013.