About Us

About Us

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

We have 174 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. 

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.

If you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please contact the school office, office@palatineschool.org, who will be able to arrange this for you free of charge.


Our Values and Vision

At Palatine School we recognise that our 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.

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