Primary: 01582 667106

Secondary: 01582 866972

Email: school@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

The Chiltern School

Secondary Site

The Chiltern School is based on two separate sites. Our secondary site (12-19 years) is in Kings Houghton Campus, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5PX.

Phone number – 01582 866972

ORGANISATION

Our secondary site caters for pupils aged 12 years through to 19 years.

Classes are arranged by age and reflect the social, communication and physical needs of pupils. Currently the largest class has 10 pupils but the average class size is 7 pupils. Classes are taught by teachers who are supported by Learning Support Assistants. The current staff to pupil ratio is above 1:2, ensuring a high level of individual staff pupil interaction and support.

The school day on our secondary site begins at 9.10 am and ends at 3.30 pm. Pupils have one hour lunch break. Some parents bring their child to school, but most travel to and from school using the LA school transport.

14 – 19 DEPARTMENT

At the end of Key Stage 3 pupils access the 14-19 curriculum where emphasis is on independent life skills and vocational learning. The pupils make good use of the school bungalow where they can practise daily living skills, budgeting food preparation and organising their leisure time.

In the Cafe, they develop their communication skills, learn about customer service, prepare and make food for sale, budget, order and stock take. Some pupils manage the till and learn to count and prepare takings for the bank.

The Garden and workshop is where pupils grow produce for the cafe and for sale, and where they learn simple maintenance and produce wooden goods for sale. Enterprise and Art helps pupils learn about the commercial world as well as developing their skills and appreciation of aesthetics and art. They can develop their creative skills and learn about their emotional health and well being.

UNIFORM

All pupils, except those in years 12, 13 and 14, are expected to wear school uniform. The uniform on the secondary site is as follows:

Navy sweatshirts/cardigans with logo and blue polo shirts with school logo can be purchased from the school office at a reasonable price.