Dwr Y Felin Comprehensive School
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11 - 16
Secondary (ages 11-16)

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Source: All attending pupils Pupil Level Annual School Census 2021
01639 763580, 01639 763730

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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Dwr Y Felin Road
SA10 7RE
01639 635161

School Description

Dŵr 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 Dŵr 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. Dŵr 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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