Canolfan y Mor


Carefully prepared curriculum based on students’ needs


Passionate and qualified staff who support our students with everyday tasks and challenges


One-to-one and group lessons allow students for the best development while feeling safe and supported


Brand new buildings, facilities, and resources, allowing our students to have the best care


We make sure activities are selected carefully and based on students’ needs

About us

We are a Secondary School based in West Wales with a specialist centre (Canolfan y Mor) that caters for pupils in Key Stage 3, 4, and 5 who have difficulties in interacting socially and who have associated behaviours. The majority of the pupils will experience difficulties in adjusting to the new routines and expectations of a secondary school.

Canolfan y Mor offers a caring location where children and young people receive a longer period in a small group without the pressure of having to integrate into the mainstream too hurriedly. The Centre offers full access to the National Curriculum, which will be suitable, differentiated to the individual needs of the pupils. Each pupil has access to individually tailored programmes to meet their needs. Where necessary the pupils will follow programmes of work, which will focus on the development of life skills to encourage the development of the necessary skills to improve independence. Pupils are integrated into mainstream education when appropriate.

Our new facilities

Sensory Rooms

Sensory rooms can enhance learning through occupational therapy (OT) or adult-directed play, which engages different areas of the brain, leading to improved information retention. Time in a sensory room helps children improve their visual, auditory, and tactile processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills. By providing a sense of calm and comfort, sensory rooms help children learn to self-regulate their behaviors, which ultimately improves focus.

Safe Space

A safe space supports students’ social-emotional learning by teaching these students to focus on their good emotions and manage their bad emotions

Our Team

The team is made up of knowledgeable people in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Learning support coordinators
  • Additional Learning Needs specialist tutors
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder mentors
  • Inclusion officer
  • Learning support assistants
  • Mental health and wellbeing coordinator.

Our School

Whilst many factors contribute to the range of difficulties experienced by some children, we believe that much can be done to overcome them by parents, teachers and pupils working together.
YGA values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils. All children are valued, respected and nurtured. We endeavour to provide the best educational opportunities for each child and strive to maximise their potential in a ‘can do’ learning culture