St Mary's R.C.P.School

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Bulwark Road
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5JE
Pupils
165
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/10/2013)
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PRI

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20.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
95.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
English medium
Language of the school
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6.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School is in the Bulwark area of Chepstow. It has a very large catchment area, which includes the parish of St Mary's in Chepstow and St Paul's in Caldicot. The school also serves pupils from families in the army camp at Beachley. Many pupils live outside the Chepstow area and travel to school by bus, a few of them coming from Gloucestershire. The school provides a Christian education. Approximately 30% of pupils are Roman Catholics. The school caters for pupils aged four to 11 years. Children can join the reception class in the September before their fifth birthday. There are currently 202 pupils on roll who are taught in seven single-age classes. Around 3.5% of pupils are entitled to free schools meals, which is well below the average for the local authority and Wales. Around 5% of pupils have English as a second language. No pupil speaks Welsh as a first language. The school has identified around 8.3% of pupils as having additional educational needs, which is well below the national average. The school was last inspected in November 2007. The present headteacher was appointed in 1999. The individual school budget per pupil for St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School in 2013-2014 means that the budget is £3,263 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Monmouthshire is £5,444 and the minimum is £2,856. St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School is 25th out of the 31 primary schools in Monmouthshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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