Hello, and a warm welcome to our website. I hope that by visiting this site you will gain an understanding of the work that is carried out at Priority Childcare Schools; the achievements made by our pupils, and our vision, aims and values.

 Priority Childcare specialises in working with young people whose complex needs and challenging behaviour require a supporting independent specialist school provision in order to achieve positive outcomes.

We aim to enable young people to feel safe and secure with learning experiences delivered by experienced staff and in an environment that helps them come to terms with their emotional psychological and physical needs.

We are an accredited provider with Agored Cymru and have a training centre delivering vocational qualifications.

Our pupils are likely to have experienced developmental trauma in their lives. They will have felt abandoned, abused, scared and unloved at critical points in their lives. Not only will that impact upon their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, it is likely that they will have lost their ability to trust in adults and lost trust in their own ability to deal with the challenges life brings. However, it is through trusting relationships that children feel safe, secure and cared for that they can begin to overcome these difficulties and move forward to achieve their academic potential.  Our schools aim to equip pupils with essential problem solving and coping skills, providing the cognitive foundation and confidence to succeed more fully in learning and work.

While this website provides a lot of interesting information, it is no substitute for a visit to our services. We welcome you to spend some time in our beautiful grounds in order to gain a better understanding of what it feels like to be a member of our community.

Very best wishes,

Lucy Pottinger

Director of Education