Learning  For Life 

Learning  For Life 

Enabling all our pupils to live their best life. 

Happy & Vibrant 

Happy & Vibrant 

A happy & vibrant school community where students show a terrific enthusiasm for learning. 

Varied & Interesting 

Varied & Interesting 

The varied & interesting curriculum is designed to foster students' self-confidence and promote their joy of learning. 

Bespoke Lessons 

Bespoke Lessons 

Lessons are designed around students with different capabilities and needs. 

Parent Participation 

Parent Participation 

A school & parent partnership that fully involves parents in their child's education. 
 

Welcome to Crowdys Hill School, Swindon 

The intent of the curriculum at Crowdys Hill school starts in primary, with enabling all children to be active learners, moving towards independence, autonomy, control and choice. We want all pupils to learn to effectively communicate needs, wants, and opinions. 
Our curriculum is based on National Curriculum Programmes of study for Early years, KS1-KS4. It is carefully designed to meet the needs of all children and reflects our Learning for Life ethos. Our curriculum complies with the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code Practice 2014. It maximises cross curricular links, through a project based curriculum, with many opportunities for repetition and retrieval, sequential and progressive learning. 
 
All children have special educational needs, with significant and complex barriers to learning, which include autism, sensory impairments, complex medical needs and physical disabilities. The broad and balanced curriculum is based on a pupil centred approach enabling every child to be included and encouraged, enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. This allows for opportunities to develop a depth of knowledge through teaching, consolidation and practice. 
 
Children here have specific, diverse and individual needs and the curriculum aims to reflect and meet these. Through personalising the curriculum, using their Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outcomes, we aim for all children to progress appropriate to their developmental level. The high expectations and aspirations for children are enshrined in the teaching. Statutory requirements set out in the National Curriculum are met through detailed curriculum coverage mapping. 
 
The focus here is on their EHCP outcomes, relevant sections of the National Curriculum attainments, and our Learning for Life aims. There is a clear rationale for ensuring this is meaningful and purposeful and meets the needs of children throughout the school. The successes achieved during the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, are built on within the secondary curriculum; this ensures continuity and progression giving children depth of learning. The secondary curriculum models place a greater emphasis on developing specialist interests and building community links, as children move towards adulthood. The focus is on continued progress whilst supporting children through the emotional and physical changes associated with adolescence and growth. This is extended further in Key Stage 4 and 5, when the curriculum focuses on extending independence, access and autonomy, building on young people’s strengths and interests with relevant, personalised and ambitious accredited learning. 
 
The curriculum celebrates what children are good at by broadening experience and deepening learning, ensuring an element of challenge. We have an emphasis on community links in Sixth Form, and the curriculum supports this. 
 
 
 

Crowdys Hill School Values and Ethos 

We value equality. We believe that all pupils should have the best education that allows then to access all activities, participate fully in school life, and achieve their goals. 
 
We value education. We believe that learning is essential for a happy life. Learning should not stop due to age, ability or achievements. 
 
We value collaboration. We believe that the school community should work harmoniously with each other. We believe that the school community should be part of the local community and beyond.  
 
Our motto is "Learning for Life". 
Learning to enable us to all live our best lives, and learning throughout our lifetime. 
 
Our ethos is to ensure that all members of the school community have the tools they need to carry out their roles successfully, becoming a valued member of the school. Whether these are the teachers having the expertise to perform to high standards, caretaking staff having the knowledge needed to maintain the safety of the school, teaching assistants understanding the needs of individuals, or pupils learning how to regulate their emotions to be able to access learning. 
 
 
Mrs Higham, Headteacher 
 
 
 
 
 

Term Dates 

Term Dates 

Term 
Start Date 
End Date 
Term 1 
Friday 1 September 2023 
Wednesday 18 October 2023 
Term 2 
Monday 30 October 2023 
Thursday 21 December 2023 
Term 3 
Monday 8 January 2024 
Friday 9 February 2024 
Term 4 
Monday 19 February 2024 
Thursday 28 March 2024 
Term 5 
Monday 15 April 2024 
Friday 24 May 2024 
Term 6 
Monday 3 June 2024 
Thursday 25 July 2024 
 
School Holiday dates for Crowdys Hill School for 2023-2024 be viewed here. 
2024-2025 
Monday 2 September 2024 
Tuesday 3 September 2024 
Tuesday 22 October 2024 
Wednesday 23 October 2024 
Friday 20 December 2024 
Tuesday 22 April 2025 
Monday 2 June 2025 
 
 
 
 
 
ParentPay 
Home Learning 
Click below to access the Crowdys Hill Sharepoint. 
 
 
Click here for educational links for remote learning. 
 

Safeguarding 

If you have any Safeguarding concerns, questions or queries, our Designated Safeguarding Lead can be contacted on 07955 772 121
 

Get in touch 

Get in touch 

If you have any questions about our school, wish to contact a specific teacher or discuss a specific issue about your child, please complete the form below and we will call you back as soon as we can. 
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