Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn
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Special school

Glasbury Road
5 - 19
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn is situated in Morriston near Swansea and is maintained by the City and County of Swansea local authority. It is a special school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. The school has 115 pupils, 89 boys and 26 girls, on roll aged from four to 19 years. Pupils come from all areas of the City and County of Swansea with the exception of one pupil from another authority. The school has six discrete classes for pupils aged from four to 19 years with severe and challenging autistic spectrum disorders and nine classes for pupils aged from 11 to 19 years with moderate and severe learning difficulties. The school provides residential accommodation for a few pupils aged from 14 to 19 years with autistic spectrum disorders. All the pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Most of the pupils have additional learning needs, which include physical, sensory, medical and emotional and behavioural difficulties. 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 and four pupils receive support for English as an additional language. Seven per cent of the pupils have ‘looked-after child’ (LAC) status and approximately 40% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn is a school which encourages all pupils to believe in their ability to achieve. Their aim is to develop all pupils to their full potential, both educationally and socially in a safe and purposeful environment. Specialist areas include the sensory rooms and the sensory garden. The school was last inspected in October 2007. The headteacher has been in post for five years and the deputy headteacher for 18 months. A second deputy headteacher has been in post since September 2013.

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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.

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