School Inspection

We are being inspected by Estyn on 13th – 17th March 2017. A letter was given to your child on Wednesday 8th February inviting you to meet the Inspectors on 13th March 2017 at 5pm in A Block Hall. Further information is available on the Estyn leaflet, "Understanding inspections in schools: A guide for parents and carers", which is on the back of the letter provided to your child.

A copy of the letter that has been sent home with pupils can be read by clicking on this link

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Dwr-y-Felin is a very successful and well established school serving the centre of Neath and outlying areas. We have a strong tradition of academic excellence coupled with a desire to ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential. The school is very popular and we have large numbers of pupils who chose to join us in preference to their catchment school. Our school motto “nid da lle gellir gwell” meaning “it is not good if it is not your best”, encapsulates our focus. Read more...

  • Our friendly staff at reception will always greet you with a smile, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • Our catering facilities have been awarded the highest food hygiene rating of 5.
  • Our pupils have access to a comfortable learning resource centre, where they can read books, play board games and research topics with the ICT facilities.
  • Modern and spacious corridors in our new school building which was opened in 2012.
  • Our modern school theatre is the venue for our annual musical production, and hosts training events for the local authority.
  • It's not always this sunny; but even on cloudy days the glass fronted building provides open views of one of our sports fields.
  • Our entrance foyer is home to our Christmas tree each year.
  • The 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition.
  • Our school proudly celebrates Eisteddfod every year.
  • Our pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
  • The 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition.
  • Some of our pupils enjoying their Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
  • Our team of dedicated staff supervise the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
  • Pupils visiting the Holocaust Exhibition London for a history field trip in 2016.
  • Primary pupils enjoy our annual Transition Sports Day.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to go on school trips throughout the year. This is a photo from our visit to Chateau du Broutel in 2016.
  • Geography fieldwork taking place on a local river.

Recent News Items

  • School Council – Children’s Rights
    Sally Holland the Children’s Rights Commissioner attended our school council meeting to inform pupils about the Rights of a Child and to chat about the Student Ambassador Scheme. […]
  • More sporting success!
    Congratulations to Yr10 pupil Bethany Moule (of Neath Harriers), who on Saturday 21st January, at the West Wales Indoor Athletics Championships, was presented with the JDB Williams Award by the Welsh Schools Athletics Association for the top field event performance of summer 2016. Bethany is […]
  • Sporting Success
    The PE department would like to celebrate the recent successes of pupils, in particular the Yr8 boys football team who were victorious last week against Croesyceilog in the Welsh Cup.  The 4-2 win puts the boys through to the last 8 of the competition. Recognition also needs to be given to a number […]
  • Pupil success
    Congratulations to Ewan Partington on receiving the Mark Jones Award in the annual West Glamorgan Youth Music concert held in the Brangwyn Hall last night. Ewan is currently principal clarinettist of the County youth wind orchestra and was selected to receive this award for his commitment and […]

Pupils should ensure they bring the following items to school...

  • Bag
  • Pencil case
  • Pens - blue or black and a red pen
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Eraser
  • Calculator - scientific
  • Colouring pencils

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