Penywaun Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Coed Glas
Penywaun
Aberdare
CF44 9DR
01685 811216
Pupils
199
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2017)
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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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NATIONAL AVG. 1
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21.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
92.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.7%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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58%
NATIONAL AVG. 19.3%
Free school meals

School Description

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.

Penywaun Community School Catchment Area Map

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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.

Penywaun Community School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

AUTHOR:
Well that's utterly depressing. It should be pointed out that Penywaun is considered a highly deprived area and that it's very unlikely to be the school that is the problem for education but in fact the parents.
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