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About Us/Amdanom Ni

Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn is a local authority maintained special school in Swansea. 

The school currently provides for 132 pupils aged between 3 and 19 years.  Our pupils have a wide range of additional learning needs including autistic spectrum disorder and many have associated communication, behavioural and/or sensory difficulties. 

At Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn, each and every pupil is valued as an individual where a bespoke and appropriate curriculum is delivered to provide them with relevant, exciting and challenging learning opportunities and experiences to enable them to reach their potential.  At Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn, we pride ourselves on the high standards of achievement and excellent behaviour of all our pupils.

To meet the needs of our learners we provide a high level of staff:pupil ratio.  Staff at Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn are highly trained in areas of additional learning needs and our specialist staff provide interventions to target and support specific needs and challenges. 

We have developed a skills based curriculum and this continues to develop as we influence the new Successful Futures curriculum.  As a pioneer school we are leading the way for positive change in education in Wales.

We offer a 24 hour curriculum in our residential unit giving pupils unique opportunities to develop their social, independence and life skills.

Community is vitally important to the life and ethos of Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn.  We encourage our parents, pupils, governors, partners and community, both locally and internationally, to collaborate for the best possible learning experiences for our pupils.

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01 December 2019 - 29 August 2030

What is THRIVE?

What is Thrive?

Thrive is an approach to supporting the emotional development of our pupils. Thrive helps us to better understand the needs being signaled by their behaviour, and gives us targeted strategies and activities to help them better engage with learning. Thrive also comes with an online tool to assess and collate data on how our pupils are progressing in terms of their emotional development.

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02 July 2020 - 02 January 2022

Parent Partnership Services - for young people with ALN in Mid, West and South Wales

Parent Partnership Services Website
This website is about the Parent Partnership Services that are available across West Wales. The region includes Powys, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

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Swansea ALNET Film

Please click on the image below to view a short film that explains some changes to young learners with additional learning needs

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Article 28 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to education.