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The Special Needs Resource Base, known as Herons Class, has a wide range of primary age pupils between the ages of four and eleven years. Herons are divided into three classes which mirror the educational approaches a mainstream primary class would provide.

The SNRB was opened in 1991 and caters for children who have a wide range of disabilities. Some of the children have profound and multiple problems, genetic conditions, congenital disorders, autism and severe learning difficulties. The SNRB provides a sensitive environment with excellent care for those children who have the greatest needs. Some of the children have life limiting conditions.

The Curriculumfor the pupils in the SNRB is planned to be progressive, with our pupils acquiring  a breath of skills essential for their development. The Curriculum mirrors the Foundation Phase with emphasis placed upon learning through play. It is delivered through meaningful, age appropriate contexts for learning and adapted to meet each individual pupils needs and interests.

The SNRB has an outstanding reputation within the county and members of staff are well qualified and very experienced. There are three teachers and ten teaching assistants who continue to update their training in all aspects of teaching to provide new and exciting opportunities for the children.

Our newly refurbished SNRB