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  • Priory Community School
    Queensway
    Weston-Super-Mare
    Somerset
    BS22 6BP
  • Head: Mr Neville Coles
  • T 01934 511411
  • F 01934 520199
  • E neville.coles@…omerset.sch.uk
  • W www.priory.n-somerset.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Somerset
  • Pupils: 1262
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th November 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st July 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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Special Education Needs

Priory Community School has a skilled Team of Teaching Assistants who provide support in or out of the classroom on a one to one or small group basis. Such support is often put into place before students arrive at Priory due to the thorough transition process and good communication between our staff and the local primary schools. Small groups of students with specific literacy difficulties are withdrawn to our Key Stage 3 Support Base for 'Mission' groups in years 7-9 with the Key Stage 3 Manager or a part time specialist Dyslexia Teacher. In Key Stage 4 some students are given the opportunity to opt for a tailored vocational programme which includes the opportunity to study an NVQ qualification at our local College of Further Education and undertake regular work experience, as well as completing five GCSE subjects in school. In addition, our Key Stage 4 Support Base is always open for extra "back up" for students seeking coursework guidance. This area of our curriculum is rapidly expanding, giving some of our students with SEN the flexible options that they need. Our Behaviour Support Base concentrates mainly on students with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties, but also provides for those who need a personal approach to re-integration to school following time out of education or fixed term exclusions. It is open from 7.30 every morning for a "Breakfast Club",at break and lunch times and holds groups for students who need help with similar emotional difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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