Ysgol Ifor Bach


Name Ysgol Ifor Bach
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Windsor Way, Abertridwr, Caerphilly, CF83 4AB
Phone Number 02920 830375
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 284 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.2
Local Authority Caerphilly
Percentage Free School Meals 17.6%

Ysgol Ifor Bach is in the village of Abertridwr, on the outskirts of the town of Caerphilly. In the main, it serves the area of Abertridwr and Senghennydd and the vicinity. It comes under the care of Caerphilly local authority. The school admits children from the whole ability level at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. At present, there are 275 pupils on roll. Pupil numbers have risen over recent years. Welsh is the main teaching and learning medium at the school and all pupils are expected to be fluent in Welsh and English by the end of key stage 2. Ninety-eight per cent of pupils come from non Welsh-speaking homes. About 28% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, a figure that is higher than the county and national averages. About 19% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register and a very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher was appointed to her post in 2005 and she was present when the school was last inspected in June 2008. Since then, there have been considerable changes in terms of staff. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Ifor Bach in 2013-2014 is £2,951. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Caerphilly is £5,118 and the minimum is £2,645. Ysgol Ifor Bach is in 49th position out of the 75 primary schools in Caerphilly in terms of the school budget per pupil.