Our environment


We are situated in Penarth a small town on the edge of Cardiff.  The school has been at its current site for over a 100 years and as result has become an integrated part of the local community.  Pupils have access to a range of resources both on-site and off-site to support learning to help develop their social skills. Resources on-site and specialist areas include:-








  • A primary school (Key Stage 2)
  • A secondary school (Key stages 3 and 4)
  • A Post-16 centre
  • Science laboratory
  • Assembly room
  • Gymnasium and multi-gym fitness room
  • Design and technology workshop
  • All-weather, floodlit multi-use games area
  • Purpose-built pump cycle track
  • Information technology suite
  • Virtual learning environments
  • IT provision for use by pupils in residential houses
  • Student radio station and cafe
  • Café
  • Bicycle repair workshop
  • Forrest school area

“Canoeing, surfing, surf safari, snowboarding in Italy, rifle shooting, archery, France, good fun here I reckon – my reading has got a lot better because I have been trying hard and staff have been helping me.  On Wednesday I play football.  What I really love about the school is the activities.  Great to come to – you should come! I hope you come here.”

Young person,

Headlands School

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