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Kingsdown School, Special Needs School

Kingsdown School is a Community Special School for children aged 3 to 14 years who have severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), and associated learning difficulties. The majority of pupils have communication difficulties.

Kingsdown School provides a secure, happy, caring and respectful environment where a differentiated curriculum is delivered to ensure the learning needs of every pupil are met. The school works in close partnership with parents and carers as well as with the different services required to support our pupils' needs.

Kingsdown School's current published admission number is 98 but at present 102 pupils are on roll. The majority of pupils at Kingsdown have a Statement of Educational Needs which, starting in September 2014, will be converted to an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). There are occasions when it is agreed that a child has an assessment placement after consultation. It is always the Local Authority's decision to place a child at Kingsdown School.

Adapted learning in a rich, vibrant and fun curriculum

The wide range of needs of Kingsdown School's pupils is reflected in a diverse and broad curriculum aimed at encouraging all pupils to experience a wide range of educational activities using all their senses.

Celebrating our pupils’ achievements in partnership with their parents and carers is an essential part of our school ethos.

Taking care of our Pupils' Future

Providing every pupil with the skills, knowledge and experiences which will enable them to participate in the community and become a confident and valued member of society is the aim of Kingsdown School.

If you are interested in visiting Kingsdown School, please contact the school office who will arrange for you to visit the school and meet Margaret Rimmer, Headteacher.