Priory Lodge School prides itself on offering a personalised, stimulating and enriched education for our students. Our broad curriculum is supported by impressive facilities and delivered by well-qualified and experienced staff.
Breaking down barriers to learning
Young people often arrive at Priory Lodge School with a number of barriers to learning, which are associated with their autism. Often this will include things such as:
- Poor social communication
- Weak literacy and numeracy skills
- Poor organisational skills
- High anxiety
- Limited life experiences
Our school curriculum
At Priory Lodge School we cater for older primary and secondary students. We use the National Curriculum as a point of reference to ensure that all the key elements are covered, we have purposely designed them in a way that engages and encourages our students to be involved in their learning.
At Post-16, students broadly follow one of three learning routes: a) GCSE re-sits or additional GCSE options; b) BTEC, which lends itself to more vocational opportunities post-19, or c) A levels
Working in partnership
We recognise the vital role of partnership working in order to achieve successful outcomes for our students. We work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure we challenge and support our students to become successful learners and achieve their potential.
Shape your own learning
We believe in giving our students the opportunity to ‘shape their own learning’. We have found that being able to enjoy and achieve in areas that they themselves have chosen is very motivational for our young people and has made a major contribution to our success in raising standards at Priory Lodge School. Students do this by choosing options which typically commence in year 10.
Empowering students to raise standards
Whatever learning programme an individual is on, students are able to assess their progress against defined competences. This helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses and helps motivate them to learn and to raise standards.