Ysgol Maes Y Coed

Secondary
Special school
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Pupils
100
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Ages
2 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Special
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
Estyn grade
(01/01/2015)
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School Description

Ysgol Maes-y-Coed is a local authority special school, maintained by Neath Port Talbot Council. The school provides education for pupils aged three to nineteen years. Currently there are 89 pupils on the roll of the school. The school opened in 2007 and extended its age range to include pupils of secondary school age in 2012. The multi-sensory impairment outreach service for the south-west Wales region and the local authority transition team are based the school. All the pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school provides for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. Many have associated communication, behavioural or sensory difficulties, and a significant number have very specific health-care requirements. English is the predominant language of nearly all pupils. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language at home. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. Three per cent of the pupils have ‘looked-after child’ (LAC) status and approximately 36% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The school houses specialist areas such as a hydrotherapy pool and sensory gardens. In 2012, a new block opened to cater for the increase in pupil numbers. The school was last inspected in March 2009. The headteacher has been in post for five years.

Ysgol Maes Y Coed Catchment Area Map

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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.

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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 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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