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Sir Robert Hitcham's C of E VAP School & Nursery, Framlingham

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General Details

Children aged 4-11 years old and a Nursery attached to the school.

Also has a maintained nursery school/class for 3-5 year olds.

Who to contact

Helen Picton
Head Teacher
01728 723354
Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVAP School
College Road
IP13 9EP


School BLOG

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council Website

Where to go

College Road
IP13 9EP
Area served
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
No parking on site, except 1 disabled space in staff car park.  Nearest Car Park is 'The Elms', on New Road.

Days & Times

Term Time (Dates on Website)
Time of day
Session Information
For Pupils 8.50am - 3.05pm

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11)
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Stair Lift, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop
School Transport assistance
Find out more about home to school transport
School Type
School Status
LA Maintained
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
DfE Number
Chair of Governors
Julie Clarke
Last Updated

Nursery provision


Last updated
Other information
Please contact the school office for details on vacancies

Other Details

Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/01/2018SchoolGood - Short Inspection

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

The Nursery is run by a qualified teacher, Mrs Cooper, together with a qualified Nursery Nurse, Mrs Eyles, both of whom have experience supporting and teaching children with a wide range of Special Needs. Mrs Eyles is also ELKLAN trained. In addition they are supported by our highly qualified and experienced school SENCo, Mrs Akerman.


All children are individuals and develop in a range of different ways and on different timescales. Any concerns we might have are discussed in person with parents as a first point of call. If appropriate we seek further specialist advice and support for both parents and ourselves. We also work closely with outside agencies to provide specialist interventions and support where required. Parents are kept fully informed and involved at every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange visit or for any further information. Please also see our website for further information.


As a school we are fully inclusive and provide for a wide range of Special Educational Needs.  Our SENCo is experienced and well qualified and is supported by a team of Teaching Assistants who have a wide range of expertise.  At this school we believe in early identification of additional need.  We also believe that parents know their children best and that their contribution is essential.  Therefore they are a key part of the assessment, planning and implementation review cycles.  When appropriate a child is given a Personal Plan which will ensure that they receive the correct intervention.  These plans are reviewed at least termly in consultation with parents and children and inform termly pupil progress meetings and parent consultations.  Children with more significant SEN, and or health and social care needs will be considered for an assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan.   Transition is monitored closely and liaison between teachers and other providers is given high priority.  The approach to teaching, adaptations to curriculum and the learning environment are made on an individual basis to ensure all children have the best opportunities to make progress.  All staff are teachers of all children and therefore our training reflects the needs that arise, this includes any pastoral or emotional support that is needed. 

Mrs Penny Akerman
01728 723354
Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVAP Website
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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