School Information

Melin Primary School is a learning community of just over 250 pupils from Nursery to Year 6, teaching and support staff based on two sites in the Melincryddan area of Neath.

  
The first school in Melincryddan was built in 1873 on the area currently occupied by the Key Stage Two site on Mile End Row. In 1893 the Foundation Phase site was first built as a secondary school. It was extensively remodelled in 1978 to accomodate the infant children. The Foundation Phase building has been continually updated through the years. Both sites offer a light, spacious and airy learning environment which benefits all styles of learners. 
  
The Melin Infant and Melin Junior schools amalgamated on September 1st 2016 to form Melin Primary School. Both the Infant and Junior schools enjoyed playing an active part in the life of the community. The primary will be no different, keeping alive the traditions involving the community in the life of the school and playing a central role in the life of the community. 

School Ethos
 
Early childhood is an important time in a child’s life in which many of the habits and attitudes are formed that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. With this in mind, we have high expectations that encourage good habits and positive attitudes to learning that will enable the children to grow to be literate, numerate, digitally competent and creative life-long learners who are happy, safe and empowered within their community. They will have the skills to succeed and the belief that they can do so, as many who have attended these schools before them have. We believe in creating a caring, nurturing environment that provides a welcome to parents and values them as co-educators of their child. 
  
To do this, we have created an active learning curriculum, giving the children the widest possible range of experiences and the most enjoyment in their learning while developing their skills in readiness for them to move on to their secondary education at Cefn Saeson Comprehensive. 
  
We aim to ensure that children and adults in this school: 
Are provided with first hand practical learning experiences that encourage them to be independent and enthusiastic learners; 
Are able to develop as whole human beings where social, emotional spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fully met; 
Have equal opportunities to access the curriculum; 
Respect each other, their community and the world they live in; 
Are prepared to face the challenges of the future world, including technological and environmental issues; 
Encourage and support parents to have an active role in their child’s education.
 
We warmly encourage potential pupils and their parents to come to our school to take an informal walk around to meet us before applying through the Local Education Authority to begin our partnership.

Tim Richards
Headteacher