Shepherds Down School
Shepherds Down School
  • Shepherds Lane
    Compton, Winchester
    SO21 2AJ
Our core purpose is to meet the needs of primary aged pupils who have a wide range of complex learning needs. We welcome support from local business and individuals from as little as helping out with some local maintenance to business advice and training.

Shepherds Down is a Local Authority maintained community special school for around 113 children aged 4 - 11 years.  It is situated in Compton, near Winchester, Hampshire.

It is a happy and successful school providing an appropriate curriculum and learning environment for children whose complex learning difficulties cannot be met within mainstream school.

Our Aims:

  • Children come first and they are treated with dignity and civility.
  • Everyone is a full member of the school community and is valued for their unique contribution.
  • There is an ethos which is welcoming, inclusive and recognises that partnership, particularly with families, is essential for success.
  • There is a culture of openness, integrity and flexibility, and a willingness to share ideas and good practice.
  • The school is a learning community, with high expectations, celebrating success and achievement.
  • The leadership of the school is characterised by a shared purpose, clear vision and direction, participation, effective communication and teamwork.
  • Staff are highly skilled and creative, experts in how children learn, act as role models, and are totally professional in their approach.
  • The curriculum and the teaching approaches are matched to the learning, physical, sensory and communication needs of the children; is broad and develops the skills, knowledge and understanding for children’s later life.
  • There is a clean, safe, attractive and purposeful environment with good facilities, with well organised and resourced classrooms that stimulate and inspire children to learn.
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