A report on Blaengwawr Primary School Gwawr Street Aberaman
Blaengwawr Primary School is in the village of Aberaman near Aberdare. There are currently 193 pupils in the school from the ages of three to eleven. There are two single-year classes, including a full-time nursery, and five mixed-year classes. Over the last three years, the average number of pupils eligible for free school meals has increased to around 31%, which is above the national average of 19%. About 24% of pupils have additional learning needs, which is around the national average. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Very few are in the care of the local authority or from an ethnic minority background. No pupils currently receive support in English as an additional language or speak Welsh as a first language. The last inspection was in May 2010. The headteacher took up her post in April 2011. The individual school budget per pupil for Blaengwawr Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £3,114 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,385 and the minimum is £2,438. Blaengwawr Primary School is 69th out of the 104 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.
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