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Potterspury Lodge School, Northamptonshire



School Details
School Crest
,
Towcester,
Northamptonshire,
United Kingdom,
NN12 7LL

Tel: +44 1908 542912
Fax: +44 1908 543399

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Founded:0

Principal:
Mr J W D Brown


Accreditations and affiliations:
DFE, UK, ASDAN, NASEN, SEBDA, NASS Special Schools, NAS
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
0 - 0
Annual
Day Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
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Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
0
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
NA
Total
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Number of Staff
Please contact school for more details on staff numbers
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Interview, This school only accepts children of citizens of the United Kingdom and the EU, This school is for pupils with autistic spectrum needs (or autistic spectrum PLUS other special education needs), Visit school, Statement of needs, Referral by Local Authority or Social Services, This is a Special School
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


None Listed

What we offer


  • ICT
  • Gymnastics
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Shooting
  • Cycling
  • First aid/life savers
  • Rock climbing
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Horticulture
  • Drama productions
  • Adventure training
  • Canoeing
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Sailing
  • Strings
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Choir
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
 
 
Potterspury Lodge prides itself on its commitment and dedication to pupils with special needs, aiming to provide them with a wide range of opportunities to experience success. We aim to help them progress towards being better integrated into society and ultimately to go on to meet the demands of independent adult life.

Class sizes are around eight or nine students and in addition to the subject teachers there is a strong team of learning support assistants to ensure each child gets the help and support they need. We employ an experienced Speech and Language Therapist, an Education Psychologist and a part time Occupational Therapist, specialising in sensory difficulties.

From year ten, pupils follow an accredited life skills programme, helping to prepare them for their future. In year eleven, some students are able to take part in work based training and all year 10 and year 11 students undertake two week-long periods of work experience.

Boarders live in small groups of five or six in self contained houses. Inspectors comment that the school's ethos and underpinning philosophy is strong throughout, ensuring pupils live in a supportive and caring community within which boarders feel valued and safe.

All meals are prepared by our Head Chef, using fresh ingredients wherever possible. Much of the fruit and most of the vegetables we use is grown in our own garden without the use of chemicals.

Provision for students in years 12 and 13 is in The Stables Further Education Centre. Education and Residential support managers enable students to follow programmes of education and training according to their individual needs, using our own resources and those of local colleges, amenities and workplace training providers.

The school enables children to develop and grow in a caring and supportive atmosphere, and gives them the perfect opportunity to socialise and enjoy life. We organise regular trips for the students, including an annual skiing holiday in Italy and outdoor pursuits expeditions in the UK and France. Groups of students have also visited the First World War Battlefield sites in France and Belgium.

The grounds are wonderful for sports and outdoor games, particularly when the weather is fine. A wide range of evening clubs is offered, including Badminton, Pottery, Football, Computers, Practical Skills and Technology. Many of the students are members of own Scout Troop and Explorer Unit and extensive use is made of local leisure and recreational facilities, including Army and Sea Cadets.
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