Ysgol Pen Y Garth


Name Ysgol Pen Y Garth
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address 1 Heol Tircoch, CF64 2QN
Phone Number 02920 700262
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 406 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority The Vale of Glamorgan
Percentage Free School Meals 3.5%

Ysgol Gynradd Pen-y-Garth is a designated Welsh-medium school that serves the town of Penarth and a number of surrounding villages in the Vale of Glamorgan authority. English is introduced formally at the school at the beginning of key stage 2. There are 413 full-time pupils on roll, and 63 nursery-age part-time children. Pupils are taught in eight classes in the Foundation Phase and eight classes in key stage 2 and the equivalent of 18.6 teachers are employed, including the headteacher. About half the pupils come from English-speaking homes. Very few pupils are from an ethnic background and about 2.8% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is considerably lower than the national average. At present, about 10% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register and no pupils have a statement of special educational needs The headteacher was appointed in September 2004 and the school was last inspected in March 2009. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Pen-y-Garth in 2015-2016 is £2,966. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan is £5,170 and the minimum is £2,735. Ysgol Pen-y-Garth is in 41st place of the 46 primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan in terms of the school budget per pupil. 1 A report on Ysgol Pen-y-Garth April 2016