Learning Equals Accelerated Progress


  • To reintegrate children successfully with their peers
  • To provide a structured learning environment
  • To build resilience
  • To ensure children make accelerated progress in reading, writing, and maths
  • To develop emotional understanding
What is LEAPs?
  • A small class which supports children who find the larger classroom environment difficult to manage.
  • An integral part of Malmesbury Park Primary School which follows the same ethos and learning values as the rest of the school.
  • A provision which supports children with very challenging behaviour and emotional difficulties which stop them and others from making progress in their learning.
  • An opportunity for children who have been externally excluded from Malmesbury Park Primary School to be successful academically and socially.

How it works?

  • A personalised timetable to support the academic and social needs of the children.
  • A behaviour management system which is tailored to meet the needs of the class.
  • A high adult to child ratio.
  • A smaller mixed-age classroom setting.
  • A highly structured approach to accelerate progress.
  • A strong focus on social skills.
  • A wide range of sensory opportunities.
  • Numerous opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

What do people think about LEAPs?

“I never thought I’d be able to go back into my mainstream class with my friends. I am so proud of myself!”

(Quote from a child who has benefitted from being part of LEAPs)

“The main change has been his confidence - he has bounds of confidence now. He has been appreciated and allowed to develop. My son has been accepted and been able to be himself. He has been given a voice and had his opinion understood. He is so proud of himself and never stops talking now.”

(Quote from a parent whose child has benefitted from being part of LEAPs)
LEAPs trips

LEAPs rafting trip (May 2017)

The children in LEAPs had the opportunity to spend the day raft building. They worked together excellently and developed their communication skills when building the best possible raft. They all particularly enjoyed testing the raft in the sea and getting wet!

 LEAPs rafting trip photos

LEAPs went on a residential trip to the UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre at Avon Tyrrell. The children enjoyed 3 fun-filled days and 2 overnight stays in the main Avon Tyrrell House. The children took part in a range of activities including a treasure hunt, bushcraft, a campfire, shelter building and archery. A great time was had by all and the ‘Giant Zip Wire’ was a particular favourite! Please enjoy looking at our photos and videos. 

Photos - Avon Tyrrell

LEAPs Rationales 2016 - 2017

LEAPs Programmes of Study 2016 - 2017