A report on Penywaun Primary School Coed Glas Penywaun Aberdare
Penywaun Primary School is in the village of Penywaun at the upper end of the Cynon Valley near Aberdare. There are currently 229 pupils on roll from the ages of three to eleven. There are seven single-year classes and one mixed-year class plus a full-time nursery and two key stage 2 resource bases for pupils with additional needs. The mainstream classes contain a wide range of abilities. Over the last three years, the average number of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 53% and about 46% currently have additional learning needs. These figures are both well above the national averages of 19% and 25% respectively. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs and very few are from an ethnic minority background or are in the care of the local authority. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language or receive support in English as an additional language. The last inspection was in October 2009. The headteacher took up his post in January 2005. The individual school budget per pupil for Penywaun Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,282 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf is £6,385 and the minimum is £2,438. Penywaun Primary School is eighth out of the 104 primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf in terms of its school budget per pupil.
Full report on the link https://www.estyn.gov.wales/sites/default/files/documents/Penywaun%20Primary%20School.pdf