Vale Primary @ Lancasterian


A child with complex needs may attend the Primary Department  co-located with Lancasterian Primary School – they would have small group teaching with other children with similar needs, with appropriate inclusion opportunities.

The specialist teaching groups complemented by a support network for pupils who are partially or fully included. All pupils have individual needs and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are formulated in consultation with parents, to set targets and devise strategies tailored to the individual pupil. Parental involvement is actively sought and facilitated through formal channels such as the IEP process, and less formally via coffee mornings and open days where parents can observe the work of the department. All the Vale pupils are  involved in life at Lancasterian Primary School. Break times, meals and assemblies are shared. Each Vale pupil is linked with an age appropriate class and as they move through the school, friendships and working relationships are formed. The extent of inclusion is determined by staff in consultation with parents.