Priory College South Wales is an independent, specialist co-educational college for young people aged 16 to 25 years with Asperger Syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and associated conditions. The college was set up in partnership with Coleg Gwent, the largest further education college in Wales, to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our young people.
Priory College South Wales provides a safe and supportive learning environment where our young people can explore their own experience of Asperger Syndrome and develop strategies for managing their condition as part of their lives. We wish to enable young people to develop the confidence and skills they need for the next stage of their journey.
With a dedicated team of staff, we aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible and make their own life choices.
Our education standards inspectors Estyn said in 2019:
- The college provides a calm, welcoming environment that enables learners to feel safe and secure. This contributes to the very high levels of attendance.
- The college provides all learners with high levels of support and guidance that is based on a sound understanding of learner needs. This helps learners to make suitable progress and where appropriate, to achieve their qualification aims.
- Learners are able to access a curriculum that includes studying for nationally recognised qualifications, alongside their mainstream peers, and in-house provision that is generally well suited to individual needs, This helps develop learners' confidence and independence skills
- Leaders have a secure understanding of the strengths and areas for improvement at the college. These are based strong commitment to improving opportunities and outcomes for all the learners.
Our ethos at Priory College South Wales:
“Be the best we can be”