- Pownall Hall School
- Head: Mr D Goulbourn
- T 01625 523141
- F 01625 525 209
- E headmaster@pow…heshire.sch.uk
- W www.pownallhallschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cheshire East
- Pupils: 210
- Religion: None
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Pownall Hall School is a co-educational preparatory day school for children aged 2 to 11. Founded in 1895, we have exceptional results in the 11+ entrance examinations and also in the Key Stage 2 Assessments. Our pupils are given an excellent grounding in music and drama and the many opportunities to perform in public gives the children so much confidence. Our children take part in many different sports including hockey, cricket, football, netball, athletics and tennis. We have three choirs, the youngest of which will be appearing in the Royal Albert Hall in the Schools' Prom in November. Our art and music is outstanding. Many of our older pupils enjoy the opportunities to climb the hills of the Lake District and Snowdonia. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
Provision for learning support is very good and was highlighted as a strength of the school in a recent ISC inspection report. This provision works sensitively to support the ethos of academic excellence, which is the main strength of the school. Children’s progress is carefully monitored throughout the school and close liaison is maintained between form teachers and the SENCO regarding any difficulties that may have arisen. Further assessment can take place in school by the qualified SENCO or by an educational psychologist who is invited in from outside school. There is close communication with parents, and meetings are held to devise targets for IEPs. In class support is provided in many lessons, and one to one support is available four days a week, in a bright and welcoming department. We expect all to achieve well in mainstream classes; and do not have any children with severe learning or behavioural difficulties. We have experience of, and have supported children in a mainstream environment with, mild cases of paediatric arthritis and muscular dystrophy. However the pupils currently in the school do not present a wide spectrum of difficulties; they mainly have specific learning difficulties related to: dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. In the long term, pupils usually make sufficient progress to learn effectively without specialist support. A policy for the provision of the extension of children’s learning, ie for Gifted and Talented children, has been devised and is now in place. These children have an IEP and targets provided for extension activities, to develop their gifts and talents. In this way Learning Support can be provided at both ends of the learning spectrum.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|