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  • Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery
    Chalkland Rise
    East Sussex
    BN2 6RH
  • Head: Mrs Joanne Smith
  • T 01273 303328
  • F 01273 304 597
  • E
  • W www.rudyardkip…rimary/kipling
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Brighton and Hove
  • Pupils: 433
  • 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 3rd May 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 23rd May 2013

    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: Satisfactory on 9th October 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

Sent my son their after difficulties related to ASC at a previous school. Staff are young and enthusiastic. Calm atmosphere and wonderfully behaved kids. Lots of physical space. An inspiration for state primaries!

Commented on 10th Feb 2016

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Special Education Needs

Rudyard Kipling is a mainstream primary school and currently supports children with a range of special educational needs. We support children at the stages of school action and school action plus and those who have a statement of special educational need. Our current support includes that for children with literacy and numeracy difficulties, speech and language difficulties, milder sensory need, fine and gross motor difficulties, children with an autistic spectrum disorder including Asperger's, children on the dyslexic spectrum and those with a social, emotional and behavioural difficulty. We have recently become wheelchair accessible to children in Key Stage 2 (seven years and upwards). Class teachers from Nursery to Year 6 work closely with the special educational needs coordinator and parents in identifying and supporting special educational need. We aim to promote parent partnership in individual education plan target setting and offering consistency of support at home and at school. We work closely with a speech and language therapist and a speech and language support teacher. We liaise with Brighton and Hove's learning support service supporting children with more significant literacy difficulties. We also regularly liaise with an occupational therapist and physiotherapist, the autistic spectrum disorder support service, children and adolescent mental health service, school nurse and G.Ps. An educational psychologist supports our assessment and support for pupils where appropriate. Rudyard Kipling also houses a Special Facility accomodating eight pupils with a Statement for autistic spectrum disorder and related difficulties. This facility has a separate team comprising of a facility coordinator and learning support assistants working with the children in the facility rooms and supporting their integration into mainstream school life and mainstream classes, with levels of integration varied according to need.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
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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