Caedraw Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Caedraw Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8HA
01685 727482
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

School Caedraw Primary School is in the town of Merthyr Tydfil. There are 214 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 16 part-time nursery age pupils. They are divided into nine classes, two of which are special educational needs resource base classes. Pupils in the resource base classes have a range of social and communication needs. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 18%. This is close to the national average of 19%. A very few pupils are from a minority ethnic background and a very few speak English as an additional language. The school has identified 30% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is above the national average of 21%. Very few have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher took up his post in March 2017 and the school was last inspected in March 2010. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Caedraw Primary School May 2018 Summary Nearly all pupils, including those with additional learning needs and pupils in the resource base classes, make good progress as they move through the school. The school is a happy, safe and inclusive community, which nurtures and celebrates pupils’ achievements and successes. Nearly all pupils are friendly, co-operative and courteous towards each other and adults. Most concentrate on their work well and are keen to learn. They enjoy school and feel that the school values them. The quality of teaching is consistently good. All staff maintain positive working relationships with pupils and have consistently high expectations of pupil behaviour. Teachers use their curriculum knowledge well to provide an interesting and stimulating range of lessons that engage nearly all pupils effectively. The headteacher has a clear vision for the future, which is shared by the staff, governors and parents. Governors are very supportive of the school and have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. They use this information effectively to challenge the school about its performance. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Caedraw Primary School May 2018 Recommendations R1 Improve standards in Welsh across the school R2 Provide more opportunities for pupils to develop their numeracy skills across the curriculum in key stage 2 R3 Improve attendance and pupils’ punctuality R4 Improve the quality of pupils’ presentation of work across the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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