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Pace - Primary and Secondary School

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Pace is a family centred school that specialises in educating children with Cerebral Palsy and related disorders. Pace provide an innovative education tailored to the child’s individual abilities setting and achieving academic and functional goals. Due to the complex nature of many Pace children, Pace also has an on site nursing team.

Our unique Pace approach brings together input from paediatric occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, conductive educationalists and teachers. This breadth of expertise means your “whole child” remains at the centre of their education. At Pace we believe in every child’s ability to achieve and progress, and it is our job to ensure that children have the right skills to do just that.

A bespoke curriculum is developed for each child, at a just right level to ensure they are challenged and make progress functionally and academically. The differentiated delivery by class and the tailored learning by individuals means the curriculum is rich, and the range of methodology in toolkit for delivery adds real depth and value to the learning experience.

Service details

Referral required?
Who needs to make the referral?
We accept referrals from parents and professionals working with children and young people
Age Range
Additional Information

All staff working with children with DBS checked. All staff receive comprehensive initial and refresher safeguarding training. We have been rated Ofsted Outstanding for the 6th consecutive time Registered charity 1011133

When is it on

Date & Time
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:00, term time only

SEND information 

SEND Details

Pace's ethos, curriculum development and delivery is based on the knowledge that motor learning is a fundamental aspect of education for children with motor disorders. It is crucial for self-esteem, the learning of independence and social skills, and to address underlying sensory-motor, perceptual and neurological issues. The acquisition of sensory-motor and perceptual skills is a prerequisite for higher level learning, and underpins the development of conceptual and cognitive skills. For pupils with motor disorders, motor learning, cannot be an "add-on" but must be an integral part of their learning across and through life. If this is not the case the educational experience of young people with motor disorders will fail to meet their lifelong learning needs.


Buildings are wheelchair accessible. Our Coventon Road site was built specifically for access by children with physical disabilities.  Our Wendover Road site is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities.

We have BSL signers on staff.

We have a range of sensory toys, communication aids available.

Where to go

Name of venue
Pace Primary and Secondary School
Venue address
Coventon Road
HP19 9JL

Who to contact

Mrs Claire Smart
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