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Cardiff Council

Improving specialist provision for children and young people with additional learning needs 2018-19

​​On 05 July 2018 Cardiff Council Cabinet agreed proposals to:

  • ​Increase the capacity of Ty Gwyn to allow for up to 198 places​
  • Change the type of special educational need Meadowbank School provides for from: ‘speech language and communication needs’, to ‘speech language and communication needs and complex learning disabilities’
  • Phase out the Specialist Resource Base at Allensbank School, closing the class in July 2020, or when all current pupils have completed their primary placem​​ent, if earlier.  Open an eight-place early intervention class for children with speech and language needs at Allensbank School, admitting the first cohort in September 2019.
  • Open a specialist resource base at Ysgol Pwll Coch, providing up to 10 places initially, but with scope to extend to 20 places in future, as demand grows. 
  • Extend the place number of the SRB at Ysgol Glantaf to 30 places. Adapt and improve accommodation to cater for increased numbers.

Consultation February / March 2018​​

An increasing population means that a growing number of learners require special school or specialist resource base places.  
Cardiff currently has 7 special schools, providing educational needs to 570 pupils aged 4  - 19.

A number of changes are being proposed, to expand and in some instances adapt the current level of provision to meet this need.  

Summary of proposals (612kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Have your say

Your views matter and we want you to tell us what you think about the proposed changes.

Have your say by completing the online survey​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window 
Closing date 13/3/2018

Drop in sessions have been arranged where officers will be available to explain the proposed changes and answer any questions you may have:

​Date and time​​​Venue
​​​​Wednesday 7 February 10am - 12 noon ​Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub
Monday​​ 12 February 12 noon - 2pm ​STAR Hub
Friday 9 February 10am - 12 noon​ ​Fairwater Hub
Thursday 15 February 5pm - 7pm​ ​Central Library
Monday 19 February 10am - 12 noon​St Mellons Hub*
Tuesday 20 February 3pm - 5pm ​Penylan Library
Tuesday 27 February 10am - 12 noon​ ​Grangetown Hub
Monday 5 March 10am - 12 noon​ ​Ely and Caerau Hub
Wednesday 7 March 10am - 12 noon​Llanishen Hub
Thursday 8 March 2pm - 4pm​​​ ​Llanedeyrn Hub at The Powerhouse
 *currently operating from St Mellons Enterprise Centre (directly opposite the Hub)​.