Ysgol Hen Felin

Secondary
Special school
Gelligaled Park
Ystrad
Rhondda
CF41 7SZ
01443 431571
Pupils
179
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Special
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/01/2015)
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92.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 93.8%
Attendance during the year

School Description

Ysgol Hen Felin is a day, community special school situated in the unitary authority of Rhondda Cynon Taf. It provides for 167 pupils aged from 3 to 19, nearly all with statements of special educational needs. Pupils’ needs include, severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), hearing impaired (HI) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nearly all pupils come from homes where English is the main language spoken. Very few pupils are from ethnic minority groups. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals, at 50%, is higher than the national average for special schools of just over 45%. Six per cent of the pupils have ‘looked after’ status. Pupils are taught in 15 classes. There are 12 full time teachers including the headteacher, five part time teachers, two instructors and 67 learning support assistants. There is a full time school nurse. The headteacher was in post when the school was last inspected in 2009. The 2014-2015 individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Hen Felin is £14,488, which compares favourably to a national average of £18,839 for all special schools in Wales. The school states that its mission is to provide a secure nurturing environment, where all can achieve their potential.

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