How sending your child to Craig y Parc works

We welcome students from any local authority and have a nationwide catchment area for day admissions and residential

places. A number of students are termly boarders. However, some students use the facilities weekly or on an occasional weekday or weekend basis, as part of their individually agreed placement arrangements.

We offer different fee structures to reflect the amount of care and support required by each individual, following a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment.

For full details on admission and fees please call or email the school and ask to arrange a visit. 

Next Steps


An assessment will be arranged by us. This usually takes one or two days and the child or young person would be present. A multi-disciplinary report is then produced.


An initial decision will be made on whether the school meets the child or young person’s needs. If not already done so, parents and carers should contact their local authority with their preferred choice of school.

The local authority may then name Craig y Parc School as the preferred choice. In some cases, if there is a disagreement then the case may go to a Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) tribunal.

Offer of a place

At this stage the child or young person may have Craig y Parc School named in their Statement if considered suitable, and a start date may then be agreed.

If a SEND tribunal has been held,  then the outcome of this will determine what happens next. If the SEND tribunal agrees with the local authority, who is contesting the placement, and Craig y Parc is not named, then an appeal can be made against this decision.


Fees are usually paid by the local authority once Craig y Parc is named on the Statement of Educational Needs. We can accept Direct Payments, Personal Budgets or private income.