Pupils behave impeccably in classrooms and when moving around the school. In lessons, their level of focus is impressive. They are committed to their learning and want to do their very best. They work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff.
Our Primary Department caters for pupils from year 1 to year 6, aged 5-11 years old.
Mixed age classes offer a highly differentiated curriculum covering all National Curriculum
subjects; English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and
Design, Music, Physical Education and Computing.
Reading and phonics are given high priority in our school with daily sessions in the
early years and Primary department. We use read write inc programme to support our
teaching of these early skills. Children progress through the staged reading books from the
Oxford Reading Tree. They also read from a range of other short appropriate books. Children
are encouraged to take books home to read and share with their parents and carers to extend
We have a strong emphasis on ensuring pupils develop their basic skills in English and Maths and dedicated lessons for functional and social communication which we embed across the curriculum.
Additional bespoke opportunities to develop skills are available including access to a hydrotherapy pool, specialist support for social and emotional difficulties, maths and literacy intervention.
We work as a large mulit-disciplinary team including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to ensure pupils achieve the desired outcomes within their Education, Health and Care Plan.
Our pupils learn via 1:1 and small group teaching and learning. All pupils have Individual Education Plan targets and pupils are assessed by a variety of formative assessment opportunities culminating in our termly, summative PIVATs assessments.