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Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff

Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff

Ty Gwyn Special School was completed in August 2010 and opened at the end of September. The state-of-the-art school replaced the existing Ty Gwyn in Penylan and Ty Storrie children’s short break facility. It is designed to accommodate up to 150 pupils with severe disabilities within the 3 to 19 age range.

Ty Gwyn Special SchoolFacilities include classrooms, offices and administration areas, hydrotherapy facilities, medical and therapy support rooms, soft play and sensory rooms and specialised recreational facilities.

Work commenced on the £16m project in April 2009 and the development has created a campus-style site in Caerau with Trelai Primary, Woodlands High School and Riverbank School, characterised by a collegiate approach between the facilities, both mainstream and special. It will enable optimum use of resources and the development of integrated services for the benefit of children, young people and their families.

Both the school and respite centre have been developed under the Secure by Design standard - approved by the Police Authority and built to the strict environmental BREEAM Excellent standard, working closely with the Carbon Trust to enhance sustainability and good energy practices. The school has also been a Constructing Excellence in Wales demonstration project. Ty Gwyn Special School: swimming pool

Ty Gwyn Special School: playground

 

For further information or to enquire about a visit to the school, e-mail Rachel Smith RachSmith@cardiff.gov.uk.