In the years our son has been at Prior's Court he has exceeded our wildest expectations for his development and most importantly has done this while in an environment that he loves, where he is happy and safe.

Parent of Prior's Court student

Just accessing the classroom is a major achievement for many of our students and may take months or even years. With patience, small steps and lots of motivation and reward, our young people are achieving in all areas.

We conducted a parent survey and published the responses along with key student progression in our Impact Report. When asked about the progress their child had made 100% of parents said that since joining Prior's Court their child was making overall progress. 

Due to the individual and unique learning abilities of each student, results are looked at on an individual basis. This information provides an overview only.

In a parent survey:

100% graphic100% of parents said that since joining Prior's Court their child was making progress; that their child had made progress in learning to manage their sensory needs and their behaviour; and that their child had made progress in undertaking work placements.

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94% said their child had made progress in lifeskills such as cooking and shopping. 


86% graphic 86% said their child had made progress with communication and choice making; accessing the community and in developing leisure skills.


The tables below show results in key areas of the curriculum for the academic year 2016-17. You can also download our impact report to find out more about the progress of our young people in all areas of their life.

Literacy and Numeracy

The tables below show the overall results for all key stages and are shown as a percentage of the targets set. The sample size of students for the 2016-17 academic year was 21.

The targets set are based on progression guidance and are aspirational in line with our ambitions for all young people. Each student has an individual target to aim for based on their previous year's performance and starting point.

% of students achieving good progress % of good achievers who are outstanding
Literacy:  67% 43%
Numeracy: 76% 25%
Computing: 81% 53%

Literacy and Numeracy progress is broken down as follows:

% of students achieving good progress % of good achievers who are outstanding
Reading: 71% 73%
Writing: 62% 38%
Number: 76% 38%
Measurement: 62% 62%
Geometry: 86% 28%

Speaking and Listening

The majority of our young people are preverbal or use single words so in order to acknowledge their complex communication needs, we have created a bespoke tracking and analysis programme which enables us to show progression in line with national progression data.

Expected progress Better than expected progress Exceptional progress
70% 14% 7%

Find out more about the progress of students throughout each key stage below:

Primary - key stages 1 and 2

Secondary - key stages 3 and 4