Crownbridge Special School
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Turnpike Road
NP44 2BJ
01495 742065

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.

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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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