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Ysgol Hen Felin

Ysgol Hen Felin

Our School

Ysgol Hen Felin is a Local Authority special school, providing education for pupils (3-19 years) with profound, moderate, severe and complex special needs. It is one of 4 special schools in RCT. Most children are transported to school by minibus, taxi or parents.

We have approx. 240 pupils on roll. There are 19 classes in the main building of the school and 3 class bases at our ‘satellite’ 14-19 provision based in Rhondda Campus of Coleg y Cymoedd.

Ysgol Hen Felin is a single storey building situated in a residential area in the same grounds as a leisure centre with small shops in the vicinity.  The school has it’s own all weather astro turf within a large sensory garden, a large wooden play structure, wheelchair swing, outdoor gym, sunken trampolines and Forest School area in the grounds. We have well equipped playgrounds with play structures and purposeful resources to allow pupils to develop their physical, social and communication skills. Situated in the main building is a multi sensory room, hydro pool and trampoline. Our school hall is used for dining, assembly, music, recreation, rebound therapy and Physical Education. We use local facilities to enhance our curriculum such as Cwm Cycling and swimming pool at the local leisure centres.

We have our own Wellbeing Centre situated in the grounds of the school. Our Wellbeing Officer is responsible for the running of the Centre and organises many events, courses and workshops for our parents and the local community.