Slindon Church of England Primary School is a small rural school in the heart of the beautiful National Trust village of Slindon. The DNA of the school is: Develop, Nurture and Achieve. The school aims to provide an environment where everyone values and respects each other and in which personal and academic development flourish. The result is that children develop their talents. The school is an exciting place in which to learn and work and, during 2010, extensive work took place to create new outdoor class rooms and to develop the wildlife area. The school has approx 60 children aged between 4 and 11 years who work in one of three mixed age classes. Class sizes are small and the adult:pupil ratio is good. We are always happy to show visitors around the school.
If you are a prospective parent, please make an appointment to visit the school by phoning the school office on 01243 814330. We look forward to meeting you.
Slindon College offers outstanding support and pastoral care for boys aged 8 to 18 with learning challenges in a variety of areas, particularly mild/high functioning ASD. Between 75 and 90 boys attend the school at any one time, with typical class sizes of 6 to 8 and never more than 12. All classes enjoy the benefit of at least one Learning Support Assistant, in addition to the subject specialist. The staff:pupil ratio is also high and there is great emphasis on supporting individual needs. Day boys are admitted from Year 4 and boarders from Year 6. There is a thriving Sixth Form where pupils can study a variety of Level 3 courses and many of whom go on to study at University. There is also a purpose built bespoke “primary” department for boys in Years 4, 5 and 6.
While being a specialist mainstream school delivering all the usual academic subjects, boys are also able to pursue practical, “hands-on” subjects to examination level. These include food technology, photography, graphics, textiles, motor mechanics and horticulture. On average, our pupils obtain one grade higher at the end of their examinations in Year 11 than predicted on entry. Those who would not thrive in the hurly-burly environment of a bigger school will flourish in the small, caring, highly supportive community of Slindon College. A wide and varied enrichment activities programme, embedded within the school day, encourages the pursuit of drama, outdoor activities and sport. We also have a variety of animals within our small farmyard area, including alpacas, donkeys and pigs.
Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the boys, providing help with literacy and numeracy difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. Slindon College is also able to support boys with AD(H)D and mild ASD, such as Asperger’s Syndrome.