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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
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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