A report on Perthcelyn Community Primary School
Perthcelyn Community Primary School is in Mountain Ash, in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. Currently, there are 125 pupils on roll, aged from three to eleven years, including 15 nursery pupils who attend on a part-time basis. There are six classes in total at the school, five of which are mixed-age, including a learning support class for eight foundation phase pupils with autistic disorder spectrum from across the authority. About 58% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is well above the national average of 19%. The school identifies around 56% of pupils as having additional educational learning needs. This is notably higher than the national average. Around 10% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Nearly all pupils are from a white British background. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The local authority cares for a few pupils. The headteacher took up post in September 2010. The school’s last inspection was in November 2010.