Greenfield Special School


Name Greenfield Special School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Duffryn Road, CF48 4BJ
Phone Number 01443 690468
Type Special (with post-16 provision)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 173 (79% boys 21% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Greenfield School is the only special school maintained by Merthyr Tydfil local authority. The school is situated in Pentrebach on the southern outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil. There are 178 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 19 years of age. All pupils have statements of special educational needs for severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder or behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. Nearly all pupils come from Merthyr Tydfil. Nearly all of the pupils are from English-speaking backgrounds. Forty-five per cent of the pupils are eligible for free school meals. Six per cent of pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school is based on three adjacent sites. This includes sites for primary and secondary aged pupils and two classrooms are based in the adjoining integrated children’s centre. The school was last inspected November 2010. There are 24 full-time teachers and 69 learning support staff employed by the school. The headteacher and the senior leadership team have been in post since September 2014.