Craig y Parc School
Based in 34 acres in Pentyrch, Cardiff, we are more than just a school and children’s home – we are a wonderfully warm and vibrant community where children and young adults come to learn, live, have fun and get the most out of life.
We work closely with the pupils, parents, families and other carers and professionals, creating an environment where learning, ability, independence and success are central to all that we do.
Our pupils are aged between 3 – 19, with physical and sensory disabilities and complex needs such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a wide range of additional learning needs.
Main service areas:
- On-site residential home, Tŷ Cwtch, available for up to 16 placements
- Allocated Learning, Support and Key Workers
- Transdisciplinary Team: Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, alternative therapies including aromatherapy and music therapy
- Access to IT and Assistive Technology Support
- On-site 24-hour nursing support
- Social care support workers
- Hydrotherapy and Aquatic therapy
- Rebound therapy
Introducing Tŷ Cwtch
We have a very successful residential children’s home – Tŷ Cwtch. We can accommodate up to 16 young people in personalised rooms. We offer a variety of tailored packages for all year, term time accommodation or short breaks.
We offer young people residential short breaks and placements, including day educational placements and combinations of stays to suit and accommodate individual needs, for up to 52 weeks per year, either weekly or termly.
Respite & Short Breaks
You do not have to attend Craig y Parc School to be offered a short break placement at Tŷ Cwtch. For those staying for short breaks and not accessing the Craig y Parc education service, we will work closely with the young person and their key people to ensure opportunities for educational development are maximised.
Working at Craig Y Parc
Craig y Parc School is a community that has young people and families at its heart. Those who work at Craig y Parc School, irrespective of their role, length of service, or experience, share a common passion for the work that we do and a deep commitment to helping the young people at Craig y Parc School to be the very best they can be, whatever their individual needs and challenges.
Featured and Latest News and Events
During this period of partial closure, this school site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. The government guidance is that where children can be safely cared for at home, parents and carers should do this. However,...
Whilst the school itself was closed for christmas, the young people at Tŷ Cwtch enjoyed baking festive cakes to give to their families as presents. They all had great fun decorating their cakes with snowflakes. [gallery size="medium"...
At the Tŷ Cwtch Christmas christmas celebration this week staff and young people enjoyed a 3 course meal, Christmas quiz and party games. They also enjoyed singing carols outside by the christmas tree! Students at the...
Lots more festive fun this week at Craig y Parc... On Tuesday 10th December, the catering team cooked a Christmas dinner for all the staff and students at Craig y Parc School. Crackers were pulled, music was playing and a fun time was had by everyone! The food was...
Last Sunday all the young people from Tŷ Cwtch went to a Christmas party, everyone had a great time meeting Santa and his reindeer's. K's mum came down to stay for the weekend and enjoyed taking him to the party.
Last week our local Labour MP, Kevin Brennan, visited the school (all of the parties were invited). He had a good tour with Rhys and a long talk about the work of the school and its history. It is great to raise awareness of Craig y Parc and our history as not enough...