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St Ives aims to help its pupils grow intellectually and spiritually into girls of whom we are all proud, who are not afraid of new challenges and who relish the wide range of opportunities that our school can offer them.

What the parents say...

St Ives School in Haslemere is the most amazing school - it is set in beautiful grounds complete with its on woodland which houses a superb forest school. The school has the most wonderful friendly and nurturing atmosphere that ensures that every single pupil reaches their full potential in terms of academics, sport, music, languages, art, drama and the whole host of activities on offer. The class room is where St Ives truly excels - the atmosphere is so conducive to learning - the teachers adapt their teaching to the individual and are positive and encouraging and inspire the girls to do their very best. I can not praise my daughter's teacher more highly - under her superb care she has blossomed into a confident little girl who just loves learning and adores going to school. The girls in her class are all delightful and the school encourages good manners and kindness at all times. St Ives school is a hidden gem in Haslemere.

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Special Education Needs

Children requiring any degree of learning support at St Ives school are treated sensitively, sympathetically and with respect. Girls with mild to moderate learning difficulties are given strategies and study skills and there is opportunity for formal and informal assessments. Advice and recommendations from Educational Psychologist reports are acknowledged and communicated to all relevant staff through the child's Individual Education Plan. Extra support is provided for any girl whenever it is felt necessary whilst she is at St Ives and this will continue for as long as it is required. Learning support is tailored to suit the individual need. The child may receive 1:1 withdrawn support, support within a small group either in or out of the class whichever is felt most appropriate and beneficial. We have a successful home/school link and treat teaching and learning as a partnership by informing parents on progress through meetings, written reports and sharing IEP reviews. The school's experienced and well informed SENCo has attended many courses on dyslexia and dyscalculia and works with every class at least once a week and therefore sees all pupils working in situ and can thus verify and observe any chid giving cause for concern. The school also offers sessions of Brain Gym. Help and advice is offered to students and parents regarding the selection of senior schools. We have a good partnership with learning support staff at local senior schools which allows us to provide them with necessary information. We pride ourselves at St Ives at being aware of The Code Of Practice for SEN and follow a policy which will entitle all girls to access a balanced and wide curriculum with confidence.

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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