Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd


Name Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Glan-Y-Nant Road, CF14 1AP
Phone Number 02920 691247
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 477 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24
Local Authority Cardiff
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%

Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd is situated in the village of Whitchurch in the north of Cardiff. The schools serves the surrounding area. The school’s numbers have increased consistently over the last three years. There are now 474 pupils on roll, which include 64 nursery-age children who attend on a part-time basis. The school admits pupils to the reception class on a full-time basis at the beginning of the term in which they celebrate their fourth birthday. Pupils are taught in 14 single age group classes. Over the last three years, approximately 4% of pupils are eligible for free schools meals, which is significantly lower than the average for Wales. Fifty-three per cent (53%) of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, with the aim of them being bilingual by the time they transfer to secondary school. Approximately 11% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, which includes a very few pupils with a statement of special educational needs. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school was last inspected in November 2009. The headteacher has been in post since April 2005. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd in 2014-2015 is £3,070. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Cardiff is £6,523 and the minimum is £2,908. Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd 87th out of 96 primary schools in Cardiff in terms of the school budget per pupil.