Kirkstone House School
The pupils experience a rich and varied educational experience through the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities because all provision is suitable adjusted to meet individual needs. Each pupil is given the opportunity to feel confident, involved and valued.
Our ethos is that ‘the individual counts’ and this is reflected in every aspect of school life. We accept pupils of all abilities in both Junior and Senior school and our emphasis is placed on providing each with an opportunity to fulfil their potential both academically and in terms of personal development. To this end, our curriculum is wide and varied and pupil and parental choices are always considered. For example, pupils entering Senior School have the option to take two modern foreign languages, only one or they may choose to use this timetabled time for extra support in English. We fully appreciate that each child is different and that they learn in different ways; at different rates and that their social skills and confidence may vary.
The school accepts pupils of all abilities and therefore learning is always tailored to meet the needs of the individual. This unique approach together with small class sizes enables all pupils to achieve their full potential. Our Value Added score shows that pupils exceed expectations and that their progress is significant. Pupils who are particularly able in a subject such as Maths, English or Music may be fast tracked and then encouraged to take on further study at a higher level and the school has a well managed and challenging Gifted and Talented programme.
We are totally inclusive and careful setting enables us to provide for our most able pupils. For pupils who require extra support, our Learning Support Department provides both in class support and one to one tuition. Each pupil’s needs are considered carefully; we are not a ‘one size fits all’ school!
We adopt a ‘whole child ‘approach at all times and our nurturing environment and small size means that all pupils are known personally. They are actively encouraged to take on positions of responsibility and to engage fully in the wider aspects of school life such as in sport, music, drama, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, National Sports Leaders and the National Arts Award. Our primary concern is that our pupils leave us with high self esteem, confidence, awareness and consideration for others and the best academic results they can achieve.
All pupils benefit from an education which is tailored to meet individual needs. Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum, but within this there is a great amount of parental and pupil choice. Pupils can choose, for example, to study two Modern Foreign Languages in Year 7, one only or they may have this curriculum time to focus on English and Mathematics. As they progress through to Key Stage 4 study, they have a great deal of choice regarding numbers of subjects studied and at which level. We offer both GCSEs and BTECs.
Offering service to children 3 - 18 years.
Who to contact
Where to go
Kirkstone House School
- South Kesteven
- PE6 9PA
- Referral required
- Not Required
- Specific age range
- 4 - 18 Years
- School Roll No.
- Type of School
- Other independent school
Pupils who require learning support are superbly catered for and their learning is monitored by a SENCO in both Lower and Senior School. All staff are dyslexia aware and teachers use a variety of teaching approaches to overcome this barrier to learning within the classroom. Dyslexic pupils receive examination concessions early on in their education and individual support is available within the classroom and on a one to one basis.
- Contact Name
- Mrs B Harnden, Whole School SENCo/Mrs L Reed, Junior School SENCo
British sign language and Makaton.
SEN Information Report (Policy Page)
- Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
- SEN Provision Type
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