Ickburgh School is a Special Needs School taking children and young people from 3 to 19 years with special educational needs and disability.
The school provides three pathways for pupils:
Sensory Learners – Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Our sensory learners Ickburgh School provides an education for pupils aged from three to nineteen with profound and multiple learning difficulties. We provide an enabling learning environment that gives them the best possible opportunity to explore what they can do in preparation for a meaningful life in and beyond school. Our sensory learners rely on facial expressions, vocal sounds, body language and exhibit a range of unconventional behaviours to communicate. Some of our sensory learners may use a small range of formal communication; others may not have reached the stage of using intentional communication.
Connecting Learners – Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Condition
Our Connecting Learners Ickburgh School provides an education for pupils aged from three to nineteen with severe and profound communication difficulties, as well as severe learning difficulties. Some of these learners may have a diagnosis of Autism. These learners are developing their ‘connecting’ skills in preparation for a purposeful life beyond school, with as high a degree of independence as possible.
Active Learners – Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties
Our Active Learners Ickburgh School provides an education for pupils aged from three to nineteen with severe learning difficulties. We do not want to define these young people by their disability, so we call the Pathway in which they learn ‘Active Learners’. This name describes both their strength in ‘learning by doing’, and our commitment that their experiences at the school will be strongly practical and hands-on. These pupils will develop their core skills in Literacy, Numeracy and PHSE, towards a purposeful and independent life beyond school.