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Welcome to the Primary Phase


The Primary Phase provides a broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by an in depth knowledge of each individual pupil, and how they learn.



Personal and Social Development and Communication is central to our curriculum. In addition to an understanding of how pupils with severe and complex learning needs develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, culturally and spiritually.


Links between the Foundation and Secondary Phase are recognised to support pupils’ transitions through school. This includes Key Stage One pupils continuing to participate in ‘Child Initiated Activities’ alongside an increasingly structured school day; while at Key Stage Two pupils have opportunities to access specialist rooms in the Secondary Phase. 


Our curriculum is enriched by an annual Art’s Weeks which is often focused on current events or cultural experiences. We have frequent focused days associated with areas of the curriculum where we work collaboratively in our Key Stage or Phase.


We seek to provide all pupils with high quality learning opportunities that are personalised to their needs. This is further informed by pupils’ individual Educational Outcomes, enabling all pupils to achieve and make progress.


Overviews and further information on the Key Stage One and Two Curriculum can be found on the Curriculum page.




Inclusion opportunities at Hadley Learning Community are planned for pupils who would benefit socially from an experience with a wider range of peer models, interaction and a more complex linguistic environment.


Pupils who participate in these sessions spend at least one morning session or afternoon a week within age appropriate classes, supported by a Teaching Assistant from The Bridge School. The Bridge School pupils will join in with special events such as Arts Week, assemblies and Charity Events and Performances. HLC pupils are included in special events at the Bridge School.