Ysgol G.G. Caerffili


Name Ysgol G.G. Caerffili
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Heol Parcyfelin, CF83 3AH
Phone Number 02920 852531
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 433 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 9.9%

Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili is situated on the northern outskirts of the town. It provides education for children who live in the north of the town mainly, in addition to nearby villages. There is now a significant increase in the number of pupils at the bottom of the school. The school will move from its current site to a nearby vacant site in September 2014. The school has been designated a bilingual school, which means that the main medium of teaching is Welsh, and English is introduced when pupils are seven years old. About 80% of pupils come from English-speaking homes. The school provides education for pupils aged between three and 11. There are 339 pupils on roll, including part-time nursery pupils. Pupils are admitted to the school on a full-time basis at the beginning of the September following their fourth birthday. About 14% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure that is lower than the average for the local authority (LA) and the national average. About 17% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is also lower than the national figure. The school was last inspected in October 2007. The current headteacher has been in post since May 2002. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili in 2013-2014 is £2,703. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,118 and the minimum is £2,645. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili is in 71st position of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of the school budget per pupil.