Ysgol Hendrefelin

Secondary
Special school
Heol Hendre
Bryncoch
Neath
SA10 7TY
01639 642786
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Pupils
145
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Ages
5 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Special
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/12/2015)
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School Description

Ysgol Hendrefelin is a local authority special school maintained by Neath Port Talbot local authority. In 2013, Ysgol Hendre and Velindre Community School were federated to become the federated special schools of Afan Nedd. In January 2015 these federated schools amalgamated with Bryncoch Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) to become Ysgol Hendrefelin. The school provides day and residential placements for pupils aged 7 to 16 with a wide range of complex educational needs. These needs include moderate learning difficulties, autism and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school is based on two sites. There are 111 pupils at the Bryncoch site in Neath and 21 pupils at the other site in Velindre on the edge of Port Talbot. Nearly all pupils have a statement of special educational needs and 67% are eligible for free school meals. A very few pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds. Twelve per cent of pupils are in the care of the local authority. English is the predominant language of nearly all pupils. The school has a support unit for nine pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), and a learning support centre for nine primary age pupils with social emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). There is also a nurture centre for 13 secondary age pupils who are highly anxious. The headteacher was appointed in January 2015, having previously been the headteacher of Ysgol Hendre.

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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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