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There are currently six masters degrees and an ongoing PhD in the staff room. The school’s achievements and awards rival those of many prep schools, and when you walk down the picture-filled corridors it’s hard to imagine you are in...

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The school has achieved three outstanding grades from Ofsted between 2004 and 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

There are currently six masters degrees and an ongoing PhD in the staff room. The school’s achievements and awards rival those of many prep schools, and when you walk down the picture-filled corridors it’s hard to imagine you are in a deprived area, though...

Principal

Since 2014 Joanna Young (40s), previously vice principal. She has worked at Leighton for 13 years, as a teacher and foundation stage coordinator.

Entrance

Places are allocated in line with Cheshire's schools' admission policy; first to those resident within the catchment zone, together with looked after children, then siblings, followed by those not resident but attending a catchment feeder school, those with exceptional domestic reasons and, finally, those living nearest the school.

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Special Education Needs

We have a lot of expertise in mainstream special needs provision - the school was included as a best practice example in personalising learning in the GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER (October 2005). We believe children with special needs should receive an exclusive education in small classes with specialist staff. Whilst our special units have now been closed, the school has retained the expertise of the staff to offer support to children with special needs in mainstream classes. The school also employs a speech therapist for 2.5 days per week and deploys three reading Recovery teachers. Additionally we have devised our own intervention for mathematics aimed at Y1 and Y2.Two of the teachers have specialist dyslexia qualifications. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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