In the foreground is Abercwmboi Isaf Farm in 1570 the farm formed part of the possessions of the Earl of Pembroke. By 1691it had become one of the farms of the Duffryn Aberdare Estate purchased by William Bruce in 1750. The farm also known as Troedrhiw-fer, the large white farmhouse was a focal point of the Duffryn Estate.
At Rhydywaun we intend to offer an education of the highest standard possible which tries to answer the needs of the individual within a supportive, happy and totally Welsh environment. Every pupil will be encouraged to develop self respect and a positive, responsible attitude towards life in general.