Dwr-Y-Felin Comprehensive School

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About Dwr-Y-Felin Comprehensive School

Name Dwr-Y-Felin Comprehensive School
Estyn Inspection Rating (Standards and Progress) Good
Address Dwr Y Felin Road, Neath, SA10 7RE
Phone Number 01639 635161
Phase Secondary (ages 11-16)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1119 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority Neath Port Talbot
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School is an English-medium 11-16 mixed comprehensive school in Neath Port Talbot. It has 1,134 pupils on roll. This is 38 fewer than at the time of the last inspection.

Pupils are drawn from an area that includes Neath and the surrounding area. The school moved on to one site in 2012. Just over 14% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales.

Just over 17% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is in line with the Welsh average of 17.1% for secondary schools. About 1% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes.

Most pupils are from white British backgrounds with very few from minority ethnic groups. There are 34 pupils for whom English is an additional language. The... percentage of pupils with special educational needs is 25.

8%, which is in line with the national average of 25.1%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is around 1%, which is below the national average of 2.

5%. Fifteen pupils are under the care of the local authority. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, two deputy headteachers, two assistant headteachers and a bursar.

The headteacher has been in post since 2012 and the two deputies have been members of the senior leadership team since 2009 and 2008. The school is currently a £professional learning pioneer school£. This means that it is working with the Welsh Government and other professional learning pioneer schools to develop a national model of professional learning.

The individual school budget per pupil for Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School in 2016-2017 is £4,183. The maximum per pupil in the secondary schools in Neath Port Talbot is £7,156 and the minimum is £3,892. Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School is sixth out of the eight secondary schools in Neath Port Talbot in terms of its school budget per pupil.

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