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In all year groups, learning is thematic, with a cycle of topics to keep things fresh and focused on development of skills rather than simple absorption of content. Specialist teaching for music, science (separate sciences for year 6) and languages (French and Spanish for all). Much use of digital technologies iPads all around - ideal for in-class support as well as extension. Google classroom for all pupils from Year 1 up. Homework only in English, maths and science - parents encouraged to take their...

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What the school says...

There’s an alphabet of opportunities at Dame Bradbury’s.

It’s a creative community where ideas, individuals and their imaginations thrive. Our children light up when they learn by modelling the BFG, solving a murder mystery or working out how to prevent ice pops melting, while art, drama, music, sports and activities ranging from ballet to Warhammer help them to extend their boundaries.

We’re non-selective but that doesn’t mean we’re not academic. Our children perform well above the national average and enjoy a rich intellectual, cultural and social mix. What they share – from the age of three through to eleven – is a willingness to experiment and question. We prepare children for a wide range of senior schools, though as a school of the Stephen Perse Foundation there is a smooth transition to the senior school for those for whom this is the appropriate path.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2019, Louise Graham. Degree in French and Italian from Southampton, Dip TEFL, Dip SpLD. Has taught in international schools in Zambia and Uganda. Joined the school 18 years ago as SENCo, became a year 6 form teacher in 2012, teaching maths and English, then appointed assistant head the same year and then deputy head, before landing the top job. Still teaches a little at the top end of the school. Warm and focused, she says she believes in leadership ‘from the front.’ A familiar, trusted face, parents call ‘kind and compassionate’, ‘clearly cares about the school and its pupils’ and shows ‘firm’ leadership. Parents also laud her steadfastness in ‘maintaining a personal touch’ pertinent to Dame Bradbury's, which is one of two junior schools in the Stephen Perse Foundation’s family of schools in...

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Special Education Needs

The school employs an Inclusion Specialist who oversees an inclusive approach to SEND.

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