Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen


Name Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Gellideg Estate, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1LG
Phone Number 01685 722916
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 236 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 30.6%

Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen is in Gellideg in Merthyr Tydfil. It currently has 233 pupils, aged three to eleven years, in nine classes. This includes a nursery for 50 pupils, the majority of whom attend on a full-time basis. In the Foundation Phase, there is a learning resource base for nine pupils with special educational needs. Around 36% of pupils are eligible for free school meals and the school identifies about 38% of pupils as having additional learning needs. These figures are well above the average for Wales. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are from white or mixed ethnic backgrounds. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The current headteacher took up her post in 2014 and the last inspection was in May 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen in 2015-2016 means that the budget is £4,023 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,406 and the minimum is £3,347. Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen is sixth out of the 22 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil. 1 A report on Ysgol Gynradd Coed y Dderwen January 2016