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.
Craig-y-Parc School offers day and residential 38 or 52 week placements for pupils aged 3-19 years with physical and sensory disabilities, complex needs such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a wide range of additional learning needs.
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.
Main service areas:
- On-site residential home, Tŷ Cwtch, available for up to 8 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 8 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
Over Christmas the young people at Tŷ Cwtch had a competition to decorate their bedroom doors. Which one is your favourite?
Both the Young People and the Staff at Tŷ Cwtch enjoyed celebrating VE day over the weekend by dressing up, making flag bunting and having a garden party.
Last week the young people at Tŷ Cwtch made these lovely little poems to post to their parents. The little wooden heart can be kept in a purse or wallet. It has been a nice little surprise to parents and families.
This week, Jon, who used to work at Craig y Parc, has shaved his hair to raise money for the children and staff at Tŷ Cwtch. His initial aim was £500 which he reached in less than 24 hours and has now doubled! Thanks to Jon and all his supporters for this amazing...
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"...