Our School

Children are taught in inclusive classrooms where learning environments are adapted according to each class group. Incorporated into each class is a multi‐sensory space for focused sensory work. We aim for every child to be fully engaged with their learning.

Pupils are assessed annually by their class teacher and individual targets are then set. Parent/teacher meetings are held each term so that pupil progress, Individual Education Plans and, where necessary, behaviour development strategies can be discussed.

The Nursery and Reception classes have adapted and developed their curriculum from the six areas of learning for the Foundation Stage. From year one, pupils receive their full entitlement to the National Curriculum, with daily literacy and numeracy for Key Stages 1‐3. Individual subject leaders ensure their subjects are effectively and appropriately adapted and that they offer good progression through to the Senior Classes/Key Stage 4.

The Further Education Department focuses on skills for life and living, work experience as well as regular literacy and numeracy lessons. Our commitment to a person‐centred approach ensures personalised learning and individualised programmes, which encompass the development of the Ellen Tinkham Key Skills:

  • Problem solving and communication
  • Daily living skills
  • Improving own performance
  • Working with others
  • Physical orientation and mobility

To read more about the individual key stages and departments, please follow the links below.


Early Years and Key Stage One (Bees, Butterflies, Ladybirds & Rainbow classes)
Key Stage Two (Blue, Green, Lilac, Orange, Red & Yellow classes)
Key Stage Three (Pink & Turquoise classes)
Key Stage Four (Seniors 1, Seniors 2, Seniors 3 & Seniors 4 classes)
Specialist Provision (Gold & Star classes)
Further Education (FE1, FE2 & FE3 classes)


Rural Skills
Physical Education
Outdoor Education

Everyone will be the best they can be. No-one is excluded. Everyone has a voice.