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A report on Cwmclydach Primary Clydach Vale Tonypandy

Cwmclydach Primary School is in the village of Clydach Vale near Tonypandy, in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. There are 234 full-time pupils on roll, aged between 3 and 11 years. Thirty-four pupils attend the nursery class all day. One of the local authority’s Foundation Phase nurture classes is located at the school. Nearly all pupils are of white British origin, and English is the first language for nearly all pupils. Around 37% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much higher than the national and local averages. The school indicates that about 26% of pupils have additional learning needs. This is higher than national averages. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The school was last inspected in 2010. The headteacher took up his post in September 2012. The school budget per pupil for Cwmclydach Primary School in 2014-2015 is £3,414. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £5,513 and the minimum is £2,514. Cwmclydach Primary School is 54th out of the 110 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.