Inclusion at the Lower School

The curriculum in our school is designed to provide access and opportunity for all children attending the school. Those pupils identified with special learning needs – Specific learning difficulties and disabilities (SEND), English as an additional language (EAL) or who are especially able/talented – are supported primarily through differentiation. This may mean support within the classroom by either a Teaching Assistant/The Assistant Head of Lower School (Pastoral) or by withdrawal.

Pupils on the learning support register have a Pupil Education Plan (PEP),which identifies areas and targets upon which to focus. Regular meetings are held with the parents to ensure that the pupil, parent and school are working together to meet the needs of the individual pupil. Some pupils have Educational Psychologist reports but none of our pupils currently have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. The Assistant Head of Lower School (Pastoral), Mrs Adamson, supports EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils.

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Two St Mary's Lower School pupils sitting in a Library holding books and laughing
Additional places now available

Due to increasing demand at St Mary’s, additional places are now available from September.


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