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  • Acorns Primary School
    Moor Park
    Blackpool Road
    Preston
    Lancashire
    PR1 6AU
  • Head: Mrs Gail Beaton B.Ed
  • T 01772 792681
  • F 01772 654940
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.acorns.lancs.sch.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11. Type of SEN provision: MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; PD - Physical Disability; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 69
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 8th November 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 21st November 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

New school opened Sept 2008. Replaced Elms School and Sherburn School. A special school catering for children with a range of difficulties including physical difficulties and / or moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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Special Education Needs

Elms is an all age school for children who have severe learning difficulties. Teaching and learning are focused upon developing each child's understanding and abilities and enhancing his or her oportunities to be successful within their immediate environment and the wider community. We pride ourselves in offering an approporiate blend between meeting individual needs through detailed teaching of programmes of study at levels appropriate to each pupil's age and abilities using a variety of teaching strategies/approaches to reflect each child's needs and the statutory requirements for the National Curriculum. Elms is a school where people are highly valued and prominence is placed on the consistent development of an individual's strengths.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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