Crownbridge Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Special school

This school has 1 parent review


Turnpike Road
Croesyceiliog
Cwmbran
Torfaen
NP44 2BJ
Pupils
116
Ages
2 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Special
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2014)
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School Description

Crownbridge Special Day School is the only special school in Torfaen. It has provision for 95 pupils aged between three and 19 years across two sites. Just over two thirds of the pupils are of statutory school age. The school’s catchment area comprises Torfaen, Newport and Monmouthshire. The pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds. All pupils have statements of special educational needs for a range of significant, complex and multiple needs, or are undergoing statutory assessment. All pupils are from predominantly English-speaking backgrounds. Three pupils are ‘looked after’ by the local authority, with a further nine pupils receiving occasional respite provision. Thirty-four per cent of pupils receive free school meals. This is significantly lower than the all Wales average of 42.8% for special schools. There are the equivalent of 12.8 full time teachers and 58 support staff. The headteacher and acting deputy do not have a teaching commitment. There are 10 classes at the school, two of which are on the site of a local primary school. There have been recent significant staff changes resulting in seven teachers joining the school over the last two academic years. The school relocated to purpose built accommodation with a hydrotherapy pool and sensory rooms in 2012.

Crownbridge Special School Catchment Area Map

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Pupil Level Annual School Census 2020
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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

Crownbridge Special School Reviews

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I am currently a student nurse at crownbridge school and have nothing but good words to say about it. I have never seen a school with such high quality levels of care and compassion. Every child I have come across have been at their happiest throughout and the school goes above and beyond expectations. Highly commended school from myself I feel privileged to be able to be a part of their work.
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