Ysgol-Y-Graig Primary School

Name Ysgol-Y-Graig Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2LR
Phone Number 01685 723159
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 198 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Percentage Free School Meals 20%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Ysgol-Y-Graig is a community primary school in the village of Cefn Coed, which is in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority. In April 2013, Ysgol-Y-Graig increased its age range to 3 to 11, integrating the children from Trefechan Nursery, which had previously operated as a separate school. The school has 201 pupils on roll, including 29 who attend the nursery. There are nine classes in the school, including a learning resource base for pupils with additional learning needs. The three-year average for the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is 25%. This is slightly above the average for Wales (21%). The school has identified about 31% of pupils as having additional learning needs. Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the main language and no pupils speak Welsh as a first language. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity. There were a very few fixed-term exclusions last year. Estyn last inspected the school in November 2009. The current headteacher took up post in January 2010. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol-Y-Graig Primary School in 2014-2015 means that the budget is £4,106 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,192 and the minimum is £3,365. Ysgol-Y-Graig Primary School is fourth out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil.