Pilsley Primary School (Chesterfield)

Pilsley Primary School Station Road Pilsley Derbyshire S45 8EU

About Pilsley Primary School (Chesterfield)

In Derbyshire all families are entitled to up to 570 hours per year of free 'early education' from the term following your child's third birthday. Our school offers early education places for 3 and 4 year olds, please contact us for more information. We are an 'enhanced resource' school with places for children who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Pilsley is an inclusive school with enhanced provision for 8 children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Governors, staff, parents and children work together to give all children the best possible chance to achieve success in all aspects of school life. We understand that children with ASD and other disabilities will need adaptations to the curriculum, specialist teaching for areas of weakness, additional care and attention to maintain emotional well-being and support to understand and access the social aspects of school life. The ERC has a small classroom base called the Willow Room, this is used for specialised teaching activities and social support. Within the Willow Room provision is made for children aged 4yrs to 11yrs to pursue special interests and to relax when the demands of the mainstream classroom or playground become too stressful. Account is taken of the individual needs and ages of the children with ASD and other disabilities with other spaces throughout the school used for 1:1 and small group work. There is an emphasis on enabling children to work with their peers in the mainstream classrooms, gradually building their confidence and independence as they progress through the school. We do therefore have a focus on providing access to mainstream educational opportunities.

Additional information from provider

Schools must publish information about their policies for pupils with SEN in an SEN Information Report. You can find the report on the school's website

This provider is registered to provide the free nursery education for three and four year olds.

Opening times

Open during

Term Time

Age Groups

Caters for the following age groups

3 years To 11 years
Special Needs area of experience

Autistic spectrum,

Location map

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