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Primary School

An inclusive independent primary school in West Sussex

Slindon College is an inclusive independent school in West Sussex open to boys from Year 4 and upwards. Our education focuses on multi-sensory lessons tailored specifically to meet the needs of our pupils.

At Slindon College, we see every boy as an individual with their own unique strengths. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of six boys, so our teachers can provide personalised learning and support to ensure every child receives the attention they need to grow and develop. We believe in developing independent learning and encouraging every child to achieve and develop a personal love of school and education.

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Primary school curriculum, school days & term dates

In the primary school at Slindon College, we focus on the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Our staff treat every child as an individual, and by building upon their unique strengths, create a comprehensive and nurturing learning environment. You can get a better look at how we focus on each child’s needs with our primary school curriculum.

In addition to literacy and numeracy support every morning, we also focus on listening skills, team games, and group Yoga during sensory breaks throughout the school day. Take a look and see how our days at Slindon College are organised.

Learning Support at Slindon College

For children with learning disabilities, mainstream education may not cater entirely to their needs. Slindon College can support children requiring extra help and give them the opportunity to learn, develop and communicate as they grow into adults.

At Slindon College, we provide individual learning programmes specifically tailored to each of our primary school children. Together with our dedicated teams of specialist teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and social and emotional learning teachers, we offer comprehensive tailored Learning Support.

At Slindon College our dedicated Therapy Team help children with a wide range of disabilities, including:

 

  • Literacy and numeracy difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Speech and Language Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyspraxia
     

Utilising individual learning plans, each child has the opportunity to learn in the best way possible for them. Unlike mainstream education, where time constraints mean children can often be left behind if they are unable to understand certain topics, special needs education immerses your child in a curriculum that is both varied and rewarding whilst recognising his specific needs in the classroom.

Speech and language therapy support

Our speech and language therapists (SaLTs) work closely with teachers and our Learning Support staff throughout the school to aid communication difficulties and reduce any impact they may have on a child's academic and social development. In some cases, targeted and specialist services may be required and pupils will receive one-to-one or small group sessions, or in-class support from SaLTs or trained LSAs.

Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL)

Slindon College is more than just a school, we focus on the specific learning support of every child, and that includes their emotional and social development. In addition to the wellbeing of our students, we also focus on their social and emotional skills. We do this by always striving to bring the five elements of the SEAL into all aspects of school life:

  1. self-awareness
  2. self-regulation (managing feelings)
  3. motivation
  4. empathy
  5. social skills

Enrichment Activities at School

We offer a selection of primary school enrichment activities at Slindon College, including:

  • IT
  • Swimming
  • Choir practice
  • Greenpower cars

All students commit to one enrichment activity which we organise on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Enrichment activities are perfect for growth and development since they allow primary and secondary school children to mix in a fun and shared learning environment.

Pupils can usually change their activity every term if they wish, however, there may be exceptions when activities are chosen specifically by staff for a pupil in order to strengthen their progress in a particular area.

The Primary team lead at least one external visit per term expanding the understanding of their pupils and linking their learning to real life experiences.

Forest Schools

The Forest School helps children to develop their interpersonal skills in a fun and motivating way while they make the most of the natural world around them.

Greenpower Events

Slindon College students compete at Greenpower events in the UK. Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity helping to ignite students’ enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Friday tea with parents

We believe in nurturing strong and lasting relations with parents to create communications which help your child make the most of their time with us and develop as they learn. Every Friday, we invite parents in to meet the teachers and senior leadership team in the dining hall, so they can have a chat about the week. There’s also a selection of tea and coffee, and homemade biscuits on offer from our wonderful kitchen.

All school meals are prepared onsite in our kitchens, and we can adapt your child’s meals to meet any special dietary requirements for allergies or religious reasons.

Caring for your son

During the day, the matron oversees the health and wellbeing of all our pupils. When necessary, the school doctor is consulted and boys are taken to the local surgery by the matron, or the doctor visits the school. You will be contacted at the earliest opportunity in all cases of injury requiring a hospital visit. Please ensure that all medical forms in the parents’ handbook have been completed and returned to matron before the beginning of your son’s first term.

Contact Slindon College

Sitting in the beautiful county of West Sussex, Slindon is a peaceful village, located just four miles west of Arundel and six miles north-east of Chichester.

To find out more about Slindon College and what we can do for you and your son, please get in contact with us today.