Learning Equals Accelerated Progress


Vision for Leaps


We believe all children are individuals and have their own unique role to play in our rich, diverse and inclusive school community. We encourage children to recognise their strengths and develop personal strategies to enable them to approach challenge with confidence. We strive to ensure that, through careful and targeted support, children will be able to access both academic and social opportunities with increasing independence. We will offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can take ‘risks’ and practise skills to build readiness for engagement in the wider social community.


  • 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)