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  • Northchapel Community Primary School
    Pipers Lane
    West Sussex
    GU28 9JA
  • Head: Mrs Helen Coleman
  • T 01428 707352
  • F 01428 707 447
  • E office@northch…
  • W www.northchape…
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 81
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 18th October 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 7th January 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Northchapel Primary School has an associated pre-school for children between the ages of two and four years old. A parent and toddler group provides for families from birth of a child. Tranisition from the pre-school to the primary school, between classes and beyond the primary school to the intermediate schools is a strength of the school.
The school's ethos and philosophy centers on children's independence, thinking skills and creative learning. All children are expected to develop an understanding of their own learning styles and those of their peers. Older children are given the opportunity of being responsible for the learning of younger children through peer coaching. All children are expected to be partners in the planning of their learning activities with the teaching teams. Basic skills of literacy and numeracy alongside subject skills and knowledge are taught rigourously meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and taking the children well beyond it.
In June 2006 OFSTED reported that 'the attention paid to the pupils' personal development and well-being is outstanding. The strong emphasis given to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helps pupils develop a sensitive approach to life and everyday issues, and to appreciate the achievement of others.'
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Special Education Needs

Due to the nature of the school (being a small primary school), all children are known intimately and can be planned for as individuals. 'Individual Education Plans' are produced in collaboration with pupils and parents. IEPs are reviewed and rewritten three times a year. Children benefit from a combination of individual or small group learning for their special needs. 'Master classes' are provided for very able and talented children as are excel groups. This provision is made based on regular needs audits throughout the year.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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