Ysgol Y Felin


Name Ysgol Y Felin
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Ynyswen, Felinfoel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 8BE
Phone Number 01554 774855
Type Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 258 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.8
Local Authority Carmarthenshire
Percentage Free School Meals 32.8%

Ysgol y Felin is a dual stream primary school for pupils aged 3-11. It was formed in September 2007 when Felinfoel Junior and Infant Schools amalgamated. There are six English-medium and four Welsh-medium mainstream classes, with mixed age groups in most of the classes. There are 255 pupils on roll, 4.7% of whom speak Welsh in the home. There are 84 pupils (33%) in the Welsh-medium classes and 136 in the English-medium classes. There are very few pupils from an ethnic minority background. At present 15 pupils receive support in English as an additional language and 6 pupils are looked after by the local authority. Over 31% of pupils are eligible to receive free school meals. This is well above the national average. About 48% of pupils in the school have additional learning needs, including 35 (13%) in a special educational needs centre, of whom seven have statements of special educational needs. This is significantly above the average for Wales. The special needs centre comprises two Foundation Phase assessment and observation classes, a language unit and a key stage 2 class for pupils with severe learning difficulties. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol y Felin in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,689 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Carmarthenshire is £9,689 and the minimum is £3,083. Ysgol y Felin is 13th out of the 100 primary schools in Carmarthenshire in terms of its school budget per pupil.