• Meet your potential

    Meet your potential

    Seize the opportunity to meet your potential – Personally, Vocationally, Academically

  • Academic Opportunities

    Academic Opportunities

    Study a range of Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

  • Vocational training

    Vocational training

    Do you have a specific interest? We are partnered with a number of training providers to help you meet your potential.

  • Work Experience

    Work Experience

    Try as many different work placements as you like, from single-week blocks to long term placements.


Welcome to Key Stage 4

Exterior shot of the Vale of Glamorgan Key Stage 4 PRU

Located in the small market town of Cowbridge, the Pupil Referral Unit provides education and support for up to 36 Key Stage 4 students (aged 14 to 16) as an alternative to mainstream school. All students follow a learning pathway that is tailored to their individual needs, which may consist of academic tuition, vocational training and/or extended work experience. This would generally be on a full-time basis providing up to 25 hours per week, including time spent with external training providers or work experience placements. 

The educational programme seeks to provide for the students’ intellectual, social and emotional needs. Students are encouraged to participate in an exciting and challenging curriculum with a view to expanding their career opportunities and achieving a wide range of accreditation.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and use it as an opportunity to find out more about some of the exciting projects and areas that we work in.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Latest News

  • Cardiff City Course Starts

    Cardiff City Course Starts

    Today saw the start of our new course with Cardiff City Football Club. Initially the course will run for five weeks and will offer a group of learners the opportunity to train, in both football […]

  • CAVC Taster Course off to a “flying” start

    CAVC Taster Course off to a “flying” start

    This year sees the first opportunity for students at the PRU to be able to access a Taster Course specially set up for our students. Every half term students are given the opportunity to access […]

  • Autumn Term Attendance Targets

    Autumn Term Attendance Targets

    As a new half-term begins we want to remind all parents of the importance of school attendance and our commitment to pupils. We ask all parents to set the highest of expectations for attendance for […]

  • National Schools Film Week

    National Schools Film Week

    Many thanks to National Schools Film Week for giving Key Stage 4 so many free tickets for us to take our students to see Warhorse at the Bridgend Odeon. National Schools Film Week is the largest […]

  • Fruity fun

    Fruity fun

    As part of our efforts to become a healthier school, students at Key Stage 4 took part in a fruit tasting session this afternoon. We tried to include a number of different fruits that many […]


Latest e-Learning Resources

  • Generating Electricity

    Generating Electricity

    Here’s a great video explaining how electricity is generated and how it finds it’s way to your home. Animated correspondent “Little Lee Patrick Sullivan” follows electricity from its source to the light bulb in your […]

  • Reflex Actions

    Reflex Actions

    When a receptor is stimulated, it sends a signal to the central nervous system, where the brain co-ordinates the response. But sometimes a very quick response is needed, one that does not need the involvement […]

  • Plate Tectonics Activity

    Plate Tectonics Activity

    The continents are slowly moving away from each other. Find out about continental drift in this activity from the BBC… There is also some interesting information and short animations to be found here.

  • English – Entry Level Exam Papers

    Follow the links below to download the Entry Level English exam papers from the last few years. Each one has an accompanying Resource Material. [half]Entry Level English – 2011[/half] [half_last]2011 Resource Material[/half_last] [half]Entry Level English […]

  • ICT – Entry Level Exam Papers

    Follow the links below to download the Entry Level ICT exam papers from the last few years. Entry Level ICT – 2011 Entry Level ICT – 2010 Entry Level ICT – 2009


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