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Our Approach

Our school day runs from 9 am to 3.45pm.  The mornings are devoted to Maths and English. The timetabling allows groups of five to study maths, enabling 1:1 teaching if required and the opportunity to work alongside peers at their own level.

The afternoons are devoted to Science, Sport, Humanities, Religious Education, Art, Design and Technology, Personal, Social and Health Education or Music. The Upper School (years 7 and 8) learn French and follow a programme which concentrates on speaking and listening.

Classes rarely work in complete silence. There is a quiet, yet purposeful, buzz. Oral contributions to class discussions are valued and actively encouraged. Strong visual memory, exceptional creativity, 3-D awareness, IT giftedness and other individual strengths are encouraged in class to compensate for individual difficulties with sequences or auditory memory.

Children’s reading and spelling progress is assessed twice yearly by their individual teachers and throughout the year by their class teachers. Every child has an individual education plan setting their targets for a term. This is reviewed every term with the child, the teachers and the parents and new targets are set.

Detailed written reports are sent home to parents twice yearly. Annual reviews for statemented pupils are conducted according to the Special Needs Code of Practice.

News

  • Andrew Day Interviewed on Jack FM

    Exciting news at The Unicorn School, our Head Teacher Andrew Day was interviewed today for Jack FM radio!  Editor Jo Summerbell was fascinated to hear all about the school's expansion to GCSE provision.

  • Young Artists Represent The Unicorn School

    The Unicorn School is immensely proud of the young artists selected to represent our school at the prestigious Young Art Oxford exhibition.

  • Food Bank Contributions

    The first group of children took the generous food contributions collected this week and a £10 cash donation to the Food Bank at Christchurch in Abingdon.

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