Curriculum Structure

Winchelsea School Structure:

  • The school caters for pupils from 4 – 18 years.
  • There are 18 classes ranging from Reception to Year 12 with a growing Post 16 provision. Classes have a maximum of 12 pupils, with at least 2 teaching assistants. 6 of these classes are taught off-site in our satellite provisions.


  • Satellite Provision:

Old Town: KS 1

Canford Heath: KS 2

Magna: KS 3


  • Pupils are taught in classes based upon ability, age and social dynamics. Classes will generally have a mix of between two and three year age groups.
  • The school mostly operates on a Primary Model where pupils are taught by their class teacher for Math, English, ICT, PSHE, RE and ‘My World’ (History, Geography and Science). They may be taught by specialists for PE, Creative Arts, Woodland learning and in KS 3 Home Cooking.
  • Pupils can have access to 1:1 therapeutic support during class time, from one of our intervention teams.
  • Speech and Language support is available to the whole school through all lessons, as a school we recognize that this is instrumental to their learning.
  • Speech and Language support can also be given either in 1:1 therapeutic sessions or in small groups.
  • Classes are reviewed annually, however where necessary pupils may move classes due to need identified during the year, this is within current legislation and guidance and taking into account best practice within special needs education.
  • Due to the need and age of our pupil’s we provide different curriculums to meet pupil need and therefore assessments within those curriculums are also different.
  • All curricula aim to give our pupil’s a broad and exciting curriculum to prepare them for the world and through all areas there is greater emphasis and time allocation given to PSHE/Life Skills.