Secondary School

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Key Stage 3 & 4 (11-16 years)

In addition to using Pace’s integrated approach, children in our Secondary provision also benefit from a highly personalised functional and life skills based curriculum to help prepare them for their future lives as young adults in the community. Within their weekly timetable there are opportunities to develop and apply their problem solving and academic skills, for example through purposeful trips to the supermarket followed by cooking activities, which have been carefully planned to work on particular gross/fine motor and mathematical skills.

Our Secondary provision specifically has a stronger focus on preparation for future adult life and building up highly personalised functional daily living skills to facilitate future independence and success.

The Secondary integrated curriculum also includes the ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) ‘New Horizons’ programme, which is a PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and citizenship learning programme designed for young people with special educational needs. It offers a nationally accredited way to record and celebrate skills and achievement in these curriculum areas.

Our Secondary provision also incorporates a strong age appropriate focus on PSHE (personal, social and health education) and SRE (Sex and relationships education) including e-safety and impartial careers advice.

The Secondary groups are based at The Pace Centre, Coventon Road, Aylesbury, HP19 9JL and The Bradbury Campus, 156 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5TE

Daily motor learning programmes

  • Group and individual programmes to develop sensory registration and processing skills
  • Specific programmes to develop fine motor skills, hand skills and independence skills
  • Wheelchair skills
  • Group and individual programmes to develop communication skills, including ‘high tech’ communication aid and ICT user groups
  • Accreditation through the AQA Unit Award Scheme
  • Engagement with the local community through weekly citizenship activities.

Real life stories


Laura has cerebral palsy. Since the start of the new term Laura is in Oak group, the KS3 group of Pace. It takes a lot of effort for Laura to make her arms and legs move when she wants them to and her balance is a bit wobbly. Things like holding a knife and fork can be almost as tricky as putting her socks on.

At Pace, Laura learns how to get along and do things for herself. She does it with patience, determination and a cheeky grin. Laura can now get around the house with her walker and even manages a stroll around the block.

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