The curriculum at the Chiltern School is highly personalised for each pupil and encourages active engagement in learning.

Our curriculum focuses on developing the skills of communication, independence, learning, physical development, social interaction and emotional wellbeing – skills that all children need for life beyond school.

The curriculum is adapted from the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It strives to be responsive to each learner and build on individual strengths and interests. 

This is used as a vehicle for delivering personalised learning programmes which detail learning outcomes. A thematic rolling plan is in place which supports a balance of stimulating contexts for learning through different creative experiences, themes and subjects.


Learning Pathways

We have established distinct Learning Pathways:

  • Early transitions
  • Communication and interaction
  • Communication and sensory
  • Cognition and learning
  • Physical and sensory

Each Pathway provides a curriculum appropriate for the needs of our learners.



“In a short space of time, the school’s new headteacher has sensitively galvanised the whole school into action. The clear direction given to the senior leadership team is having a very positive impact”.

Ofsted, 2017