Ysgol Ty Coch


Name Ysgol Ty Coch
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Lansdale Drive, Tonteg, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF38 1PG
Phone Number 01443 203471
Type Special (with post-16 provision)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 142 (71% boys 29% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ysgol Ty Coch is a day special school maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The school provides education for pupils aged 3-19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties. Currently, there are 141 pupils on roll. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs (SEN). Thirty-six per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. English is the main language of nearly all pupils. The school is based on two sites. The main school site is situated in Tonteg and provides education for primary and secondary aged pupils. In September 2014, the school opened a satellite site at Buarth y Capel in Ynysybwl. This site provides specialist support for pupils aged 14-19 with autistic spectrum disorder. The headteacher has been in post since September 2015 and many of the senior leadership team are also new to post. At the time of the inspection, the headteacher is also employed as a temporary executive headteacher of another special school in the local authority.