The special education needs of children will normally be met in mainstream schools or settings. For a very few children it is necessary to provide more support that can be provided by a mainstream school and to support those with severe and complex needs there are a number of specialist centres attached to infant, junior, primary and secondary mainstream schools. In addition there are three special schools providing to those who need intensive specialist support.
A co-educational school, in South Powys, providing for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and severe communication difficulties
A co-educational school which caters for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and/or social, emotional, behavioural difficulties
A co-educational school, in North Powys, providing for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and severe communication difficulties
There are specialist centres which make special provision at certain primary schools in Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Crickhowell, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes, Knighton, Welshpool, Machynlleth and Newtown. There are pre-school specialist centres at Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown and Ystradgynlais.
It is our policy to provide special education as near to the child's home as possible and to make provision in mainstream schools, but the needs of each child are considered on an individual basis.
For information about Special Educational Needs school transport, please see the school transport page.