Rhydyfro Primary School
  • Waun Penlan
    Neath & Port Talbot
    SA8 3BB
Rhydyfro Primary School is one of Neath’s higher performing Primary Schools. With a visionary Headteacher Rhydyfro Primary School is setting high standards for Primary Schools in Neath

Rhydyfro Primary School is one of Neath’s state Primary Schools. It has been a leading performer within the borough of Neath with excellent to outstanding results in the last 5 years of the required SATs at Key Stage 2. Rhydyfro Primary School is not only proud of its academic achievements’ of recent years but also of its philosophy is to educate the whole child as stated in the school’s aims and objectives. In its recent Estyn Inspection in May 2006, statements about the education and provision given by RhydyfroPrimary School were as follows:

  • Rhydyfro Primary School is a good school

  • With consistently good teaching

  • Has high expectations for pupils

  • The provision of pupils with additional learning needs is outstanding

  • And RhydyfroPrimary School provides good value for money.


The climate and ethos of the school focuses highly on the pupils in achieving their full potential in a supportive and encouraging environment from the ages of 3-11. The facilities at RhydyfroPrimary School are excellent. As one of Neath’s newest Primary School buildings, the facilities provide extra opportunities that are conducive to helping the child learn in a stimulating setting. The School is lead by Mr. W. Griffiths, a visionary and forward looking Headteacher who has a tremendously hard working and supportive staff. The school has set high expectations not only for its pupils but all stakeholders alike, making the culture of the school a learning community for all. Rhydyfro Primary School serves the community of Rhydyfro and Pontardawe in the borough of Neath. Rhydyfro is only 5 miles from Neath centre. The medium of instruction is through English. Welsh is taught as a second language as part of the National Curriculum, with emphasis on conversational fluency in preparation for further development in the secondary school. An interest in Welsh culture is developed throughout the school through the learning of Welsh songs, verses and hymns as is required by all primary schools in Wales. As one of Neath’s leading Primary Schools, Rhydyfro Primary School is here to serve the residents and pupils of Neath, especially the smaller communities of Rhydyfro and Pontardawe. To view the school, please telephone the school to make an appointment to see Mr.W.Grittiths. He will only be to glad to show you the facilities of the school and how the pupils and staff work together in achieving their goals. 'As a former parent of pupils who attended RhydyfroPrimary School, I can confidently say that the educational standards set and achieved by the pupils who attend the school are of the highest quality and standard. During my time abroad, and as part of my contract, my children attended fee paying prestigious international schools. I would rank RhydyfroPrimary School standards equal to the other schools in which my children have attended.'  Nigel Dudley. Please mention The Best of Neath when contacting Mr.Griffiths Headteacher of RhydyfroPrimary School.
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