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Craig-Y-Parc School

Encouraging and enabling our students to take on new fun and exciting challenges with the support of our skilled team

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:

  • Conductive Education
  • On-site residential home, Ty Catch, available for up to 16 placements
  • Teachers and Conductors
  • 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
Conductive Education
Conductive Education

Introducing Ty 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.


More on Ty Cwtch

Residential Places

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.

Conductive Education

Conductive Education teaches students how to learn to solve problems when faced with them. It is a holistic, movement based educational approach for children and adults who have neurological motor difficulties.

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.

Working at Craig Y Parc

Featured and Latest News and Events

Meet our new Principal!

Meet our new Principal!

Introducing Richard Horton, Principal of Craig y Parc School   Hello everyone, firstly let me say how delighted I am to have been appointed as Principal at Craig Y Parc. I am now an honorary Welshman and looking forward to the next exciting stage of the journey...

Calvert Trust Trip

Calvert Trust Trip

“What has been your highlight of Calvert Trust?”   As an outsider you might expect to hear stories about the magnificent setting; the rolling hills and luscious countryside. Or the timetable of exciting activities, all made accessible to their visitors,...

5* for our Kitchen!

5* for our Kitchen!

On the 3/4/2019 Craig y Parc School had a surprise Environmental Health Inspection, I am very pleased to announce that we have successfully maintained our 5 Star rating. A big well done to my Team for keeping up our high standard of Food Hygiene. Lynne Foulkes...

Bright Sparks Awards

Bright Sparks Awards

Ty Cwtch resident Leon attended the Bright Sparks Awards in October, along with family and friends. He received an award for "overcoming Adversity" in recognition of the amount of challenges he has faced throughout his life, from living in foster care, to full time...

Former Pupil back in the class room!

Former Pupil back in the class room!

Sam left Craig y Parc School as a pupil in August 2013. Upon leaving school, he continued his education at Bridgend College as a residential student. During his first year at the college, he undertook a Work Skills course, and then, overcoming difficult personal...