Learning Zone

At Burford School, our Learning Zone offers personalised learning to enable all our students to reach their full potential, supporting those who are More Able and Gifted, speak English as an Additional Language, are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. 

More Able and Gifted

We provide students identified as More Able and Gifted with additional support and challenge them to achieve their potential.

We offer a range of trips, events and clubs that aim to stretch and promote their intellectual curiosity and open their eyes to the future pathways available to them, which correspond with their talents and interests. 

For further information about our additional support and programme of events, trips and clubs for Sixth Form students, please visit our Sixth Form Enrichment section.

English as an Additional Language

We provide additional support to students who speak English as an Additional Language, to ensure their progression within the curriculum and to prepare them for the workplace or further study after Burford School.

After a student undertakes testing to ascertain their degree of comprehension of English, we establish a targeted programme of support to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Students eligible for Pupil Premium

For students eligible for Pupil Premium we provide targeted curriculum support, to ensure their progression and to raise their achievement within their studies.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We support students with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities to access the curriculum, providing a variety of adaptions to the curriculum and the learning environment depending on their individual circumstances and needs.

For more information about our SEND provision, please refer to our SEND Policy.

For further information regarding our More Able and Gifted, EAL, Pupil Premium and SEND provision for students or to discuss your child’s needs, contact our Special Educational Needs Department at: 

Years 7, 8 and 9: ks3send@burford.oxon.sch.uk

Years 10, 11, 12 and 13: ks4-ks5send@burford.oxon.sch.uk

Our SENDCO is Mr S Bassett.

Our key policies relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be found in our School Policies section.