Park Lane Special School

Secondary
Special school
Park Lane
Trecynon
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 8HN
01685 874489
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Pupils
97
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Ages
7 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Special
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2017)
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School Description

Park Lane School is a day school for pupils with a range of special educational needs. These needs include severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school has 101 pupils on roll aged from three to 19 years. Nearly all pupils come from Rhondda Cynon Taf, with a very few pupils who come from neighbouring local authorities. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Many pupils have additional learning needs, which include physical, sensory and medical needs as well as speech, language and communication difficulties. English is the predominant language of all pupils. Two per cent of the pupils have ‘looked after child’ (LAC) status and approximately 47% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. Park Lane is a school that encourages all pupils, through its motto, to imagine, believe and achieve. The school was last inspected in 2011. The headteacher has been in post since January 2015. The deputy headteacher has been in post since September 2015 and the two assistant headteachers have been in post since September 2016.

Park Lane Special School Catchment Area Map

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Pupil Level Annual School Census 2019

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the Pupil Level Annual School Census collected by the Welsh Government. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last Pupil Census (released annually in July).

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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our 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 last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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.

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