Goetre Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating

Rowan Way
Gurnos Estate
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9PB
Pupils
462
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/12/2013)
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PRI

School level results for primary schools were not published by the Welsh Government in 2020. We give a summary star rating based on the last available data as a helpful indicator to parents. This is to be used as a guide only. You can view national level results including the percentage of pupils across Wales achieving the expected levels for the Foundation Phase (age 7) and at Key Stage 2 (age 11) here.


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18.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
92.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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50.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

Goetre Primary School is an English medium school situated in the Gurnos area on the outskirts of the town of Merthyr Tydfil. There are currently 387 pupils on roll aged from four to 11 years. All pupils come from homes in which the predominant language is English. Very few pupils come from an ethnic background. The school serves an area that is one of the most challenging and deprived areas in Wales. Fifty-eight per cent of pupils are entitled to free school meals. The school has five learning resource base units, including one class for pupils with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. It has identified approximately 62% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Goetre Primary School has evolved from the amalgamation of Goetre Junior School and Goetre Infant School in May 2011. The present headteacher has been in post since the amalgamation and was previously the headteacher of Goetre Infant School. The individual school budget per pupil for Goetre Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £4,219 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil is £4,219 and the minimum is £3,257. Goetre Primary School is first out of the 23 primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil in terms of its school budget per pupil.’ 1 A report on Goetre Primary School December 2013 Summary The school’s current performance The school’s prospects for improvement Adequate Adequate Current performance The current performance of Goetre Primary School is adequate because:  the school provides exceptional support for vulnerable pupils in terms of their emotional health and wellbeing;  most pupils make at least the expected levels of progress from a very low baseline during their time in school;  teachers and support staff work effectively to ensure that pupils make good progress in literacy and numeracy in structured lessons; and  pupils with additional learning needs make good progress towards achieving the challenging targets set for them. However:  the performance of pupils at the end of the Foundation Phase and key stage 2 is consistently below the average performance for similar schools;  attendance figures are consistently below the local authority and Wales averages; and  teaching time spent on specific initiatives leaves limited time to cover the broader curriculum.

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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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