Trinity Fields School

Name Trinity Fields School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7XW
Phone Number 01443 866000
Type Special (with post-16 provision)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 158 (69% boys 31% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Caerphilly
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre is the only special school serving the county borough of Caerphilly. Currently there are 159 pupils on roll aged from 3 to 19 years. Nearly all pupils have a statement of special educational needs (SEN) for severe learning difficulties, physical and medical difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Nearly all pupils come from within the county borough and a very few come from a neighbouring local authority. All of the pupils are from English-speaking backgrounds. Around 40% of pupils receive free school meals. A very few pupils are looked after by the local authority. In addition to the provision on the Trinity Fields site, the school operates two satellite classes at Cwm Ifor Primary School and St Cenydd Community School. The resource centre based at the school works in partnership with the local authority to provide a range of services to support pupils with SEN in mainstream schools across the local authority. These services include the Caerphilly autistic spectrum service (CASS), health-based clinics, an outreach and inclusion service, youth and leisure activities, and respite and home support services. It is not appropriate to compare the standards that pupils achieve at the school with national averages or to analyse the performance trends of groups of pupils over time because of the nature of pupils£ special educational needs. The headteacher has been in post since September 2012. The school was last inspected in November 2012. Since the last inspection, the school has extended its provision to include two satellite classes at local mainstream schools and to provide staff for resource bases at a further two schools in the authority.