About Us



” As a school we will endeavour to develop an exciting, learning environment with a Welsh, nurturing ethos for the whole school community, in order to develop children’s self belief and self respect, ensuring that opportunities are provided for every individual to reach their full potential.”

‘Learning, Growing Together’

Welcome to Hafodwenog School’s website, which is an insight to the life of our school.

Hafodwenog is a community school in Wales school situated in the village of Trelech and is an important part of the community.

At Hafodwenog School we aim to provide a learning environment in which a child is encouraged to develop as creative, confident, capable and informed individuals.

Hafodwenog School is a happy school and each child is valued and respected. We are proud of the caring environment and the wide range of learning experience we we provide for all pupils to become responsible adults that respect each other, their heritage and their environment.

Thank you for visiting our website and hope you find all the information you need regarding our school. Please click on the topic of your choice from the menu of each page to find your way around the site.


Dr Carol James


Hafodwenog is a community school, which opened in 1972 to serve the children of Alma, Bryn Iwan, Cilrhedyn, Dinas, Gelliwen, Pandy, Penybont, Talog and Trelech. The school was built on Hafodwenog farm to replace Penrhiwlas, Alma, Trelech and Penybont schools.

The school has been built in four units surrounding the school hall. Two units comprise of classrooms; Rhos Fach (Foundation Phase) and Cae Glas (Junior area). There are a further two units, one consisting of the staff area and the second where the Kitchen and school meals are prepared and served.

Welsh is the official language of the school. It is the only medium of instruction in the Foundation Phase (3-7) and English is introduced at Key Stage 2 (7-11). To fulfil the Education Authority’s bilingual policy teaching resources of a high standard are provided to ensure that pupils are able to express themselves fluently and easily, verbally and in writing, in Welsh and in English by the time they transfer to secondary education.

Children are able to begin school at the beginning of the term before they reach their fourth birthday and receive full-time education.