Porth Community School Teaching and learning experiences: Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement

Porth Community School is an English-medium all-age (3-16) comprehensive school in Porth, Rhondda. The school opened in September 2018 following the closure of Porth County Community School, Porth Infants School, Porth Junior School and Llwyncelyn Infants School. There are 941 pupils on roll, including 257 in the primary phase and 684 in the secondary phase. At post-16, the school works with three other schools and further education colleges as part of the Upper Rhondda Partnership. In total, around 23.4% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is higher than the national average of 18% for all-age schools in Wales. Around 37.5% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Just over 32% of pupils have a special educational need, which is higher than the national average of 21%. Around 3.3% of pupils have statements of special educational needs compared with 2.3% for Wales as a whole. The headteacher was appointed as headteacher designate in January 2017 and commenced her role upon the school’s opening in September 2018. The leadership team includes the headteacher, a deputy headteacher, director of finance and estates, four directors of learning and three heads of school.

A full report on the link https://www.estyn.gov.wales/sites/www.estyn.gov.wales/files/documents/Porth%20Community%20School.pdf

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