Ysgol Ty Coch

Secondary
Special school
Lansdale Drive
Tonteg
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF38 1PG
01443 203471
Pupils
159
Ages
14 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Special
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/06/2017)
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91.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 93.8%
Attendance during the year

School Description

Ysgol Tŷ Coch is a day special school maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The school provides education for pupils aged 3-19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties. Currently, there are 141 pupils on roll. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs (SEN). Thirty-six per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. English is the main language of nearly all pupils. The school is based on two sites. The main school site is situated in Tonteg and provides education for primary and secondary aged pupils. In September 2014, the school opened a satellite site at Buarth y Capel in Ynysybwl. This site provides specialist support for pupils aged 14-19 with autistic spectrum disorder. The headteacher has been in post since September 2015 and many of the senior leadership team are also new to post. At the time of the inspection, the headteacher is also employed as a temporary executive headteacher of another special school in the local authority.

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