Resource Unit


The Orchard Unit is a specialised resource base at Priory for children who have a range of special educational needs and disabilities. The children who attend Orchard are of Nursery and Primary ages (3-11years old). There are three classrooms; each with a class teacher, a higher level teaching assistant and learning support assistants who have been trained in teaching children with special needs. The children have an array of needs. We have children with ASD, physical difficulties and complex needs. Priory strives to aid every child’s progress in academic and in social skills. At Priory we believe that each child deserves to have a REACH plan put into place that has been tailored to their individual needs. We work with Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who are part of each child’s developmental plans.

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These termly REACH plans are the central point to each child’s learning. They are focused on the individual learning outcomes written in each child’s EHCP or statement.

​We aim for every child to spend some time in the main school although this will be based on children’s abilities and needs within the context of a mainstream classroom. ​It is our responsibility to develop an understanding of each child’s individual’s needs, learning styles and abilities. From understanding the child as a whole, we will encourage the best strategies to see progression and development in both academic and everyday life.

If you would like to get in touch with Priory School regarding our Resource Unit, please contact Lindsey Hicks on or telephone the school on 01628 600300.

Welcome Meeting for Resource September 2017

The Local Offer

Please follow the link below to view our SEN Report and Local Offer.

SEN Report 2015/16