About Us

Our Head’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to browse through our website. I do hope you will gain an insight into our school and find any information that you need.

We pride ourselves in being a truly inclusive learning community where everyone is enabled to achieve the most they can, progress as far as they can and learn as much as they can. It is fantastic to work with such an inspiring group of children, committed staff and supportive parents. To see what our pupils achieve everyday and to watch them grow in confidence, character, knowledge and skills is a real privilege and I am immensely proud of each and every pupil at our school.

You are very welcome to arrange a visit or to contact the school if we can provide you with any further help. 

Kindest regards
Catriona Goldsmith


About Us

Palatine Primary School is a special school in Durrington, West Sussex for pupils aged 4-11 with complex learning needs. All pupils who attend Palatine have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

We have 205 pupils on role who are taught in groups most appropriate to their individual learning and social needs. Pupils are taught from their starting points and learning is highly personalised to enable them to be challenged, stimulated, motivated and equipped. We teach children across the 4 areas of need (cognition and learning, communication, sensory and physical development, and social, emotional and mental health development) and celebrate learning and achievement in all of these areas. 


At Palatine we have a staff team of passionate, understanding and highly skilled teachers, teaching assistants and leaders who put children at the heart of everything they do. Pupils are supported to overcome barriers to learning and achieve their potential by a multi-disciplinary team including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and school nurses.  

Palatine has a wide range of resources to meet pupils’ individual needs, including a hydrotherapy pool, rebound therapy, forest school, sensory room, dark room, immersive room, climbing wall and soft play. We regularly evaluate our provision to ensure it meets the needs of our community.


Our Values and Vision

We are a values led school and these shared values underpin everything that we do. They enable us to create a positive, nurturing, warm and purposeful ethos in which everyone is committed to learning and working hard. We promote equity by constructively challenging barriers to inclusion in our school.  We are striving to be an exceptional and inspirational learning community.

Quick links to our curriculum pages

Social media

During the pandemic we developed our social media channels to support pupils learning at home and we continue to share regular posts, photos and videos celebrating our learning and showing what we do. Follow @palatine_primary_school on Instagram and search for Palatine School on YouTube.



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