Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-Y-Grug


Name Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-Y-Grug
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4NT
Phone Number 01685 728990
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 282 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 14.3%

Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-y-Grug is situated in the village of Aberfan in Merthyr Tydfil local authority. The school serves the children of Aberfan in addition to a number of nearby villages. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced as a subject in key stage 2. There are 265 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 38 full-time nursery-age children and another six who attend on a part-time basis. Pupils are divided between 10 classes, one of which is a mixed-age class. Approximately 16% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national percentage (19%). Approximately 23% of pupils speak Welsh at home and very few are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school has identified just under 10% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. The headteacher was appointed to the role in September 2010 and the school was last inspected in May 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-y-Grug in 2016-2017 is £3,559. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Swansea is £4,396 and the minimum is £3,365. Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-y-Grug is in 19th place of the 22 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of the school budget per pupil.