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Pupil Referral Units

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Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) must be registered with the Welsh Government.

We should also be notified when an existing PRU is closed (de-registered).  Registration of PRUs ensures that they are included in Estyn’s programme of inspections.

A PRU is not a mainstream school or special school, but is legally both a type of school and education otherwise than at school (EOTAS). PRUs are diverse in terms of the number and type of pupils catered for, the typical length of the stay, arrangements for admission and transfer of other education, and the nature of the curriculum and length of the school day. For more information please refer to the Inclusion and pupil support guidance.

To register or de-register a PRU, complete the appropriate form below and return it to:

Pupil Wellbeing Branch
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ.

Alternatively you can send the form electronically to

For any enquiries on this process please email or telephone 029 2080 1445.