Crowdys Hill School  – Primary

Our Primary  School opened in September 2016.  We have 32 children on roll in 4 classes of 8.

We cater for the needs of young people with an Education Health Care Plan (formally Statements of Educational Needs) who have moderate learning difficulties.  Many of our young people also have other complex needs, which may include physical and medical needs.

Our ethos of inclusion, and promotion of independence is at the forefront of what we do. Our classrooms are happy and exciting places to learn. 

Our curriculum provides a broad and balanced experience that reflects the individual needs of pupils and ensures a firm focus on developing children at their own pace and level using individualised planning.

Our team have access to specialist equipment, resources and outside agencies in order to provide early intervention and an appropriate curriculum for all of our children. Our staff are trained in SEN teaching, and we have access to a variety of support within school, such as speech and language, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and social skills support sessions.

As part of our curriculum we visit the school farm every week. We complete activities such as feeding the animals, grooming the horses/donkeys, walking the alpacas, sweeping the yard and many more exciting activities. This is a fun filled opportunity which the children really enjoy each week.  In Primary we use a combination of The Jolly Phonics and Letters and sounds programme of study to teach phonics and early reading.  This forms part of our individualised planning for each child.

We will seek to promote British values of democracy and fairness, and our aim is for our young people to be valued citizens with a good sense of self-worth.

For detailed Schemes of Learning please see click here

Click here for the primary prospectus

Click here for the timings of the school day


Click here for a link to our current timetables


Click here for a list of our primary aims

Click here for primary homework

Click here for primary parent’s information

Click here for our Policy Intimate Care

Click here for our Policy on Medicines


Admission Criteria:

From September 2017:

Must have a current Education Health Care Plan (formally Statements of Educational Needs).

Must be considered to have Moderate Learning Difficulties with other complex needs.

Admissions are taken based on individual needs.

If you have any questions about our new Primary provision or would like to come and look around, please contact Emily Russell on the details below to arrange a visit.

Emily Russell – Head of Primary

Tel – 01793 332400

Email –

 Reporting Absence

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please call the school office – 01793 332400 and leave a voicemail stating your child’s name, class and reason for absence.

If your child has a medical appointment during the school day, please ring the school office to inform staff.  Could you also write in your child’s home school book to let your child’s class teacher know.

Primary Staff

Miss Emily Russell – Head of Primary

Mrs Joanne Hofwolt – Class Teacher

Mrs Debbie New – Class Teacher

Mrs Rebecca North – Class Teacher

Mrs Kerry Pleasant – Class Teacher

Miss Neera Sudra – Class Teacher

Teaching & Learning Assistants

Mrs Amanda Bailey

Mrs Jane Bracegirdle

Mrs Aimee Briggs

Mrs Suzan Booth

Miss Abbie Carey

Mrs Margaret Flood

Miss Jade Marriner

Miss Shannon McLaughlin

Miss Shannon O’Sullivan

Miss Natasha Plaistow

Mrs Sharon Summers

Mrs Kimberley Wilkes