Unlike most maintained state schools, classes at St Piers have no more than five or six children in each.
This is hugely beneficial for children who are low in confidence or have distinct needs. They get to know their teacher much more personally and build up a rapport that simply wouldn’t be possible in a busier classroom.
Small classes allow us to focus on individual pupils’ needs. And because we share care plans between teaching staff, residential staff and on site therapists, our specially trained teachers are fully aware of the individual circumstances of each child. This means they’re in a position to react quickly if a pupil needs urgent therapy or medical attention.
Best of all, children are happier in smaller classes, and better able to learn – which means they make excellent progress at St Piers.