Princes Primary caters for children with severe learning difficulties from the ages of four to eleven. Our aim is to provide exciting opportunities for children to learn in a safe and happy school setting. We offer a personalised curriculum in a caring, stimulating and challenging environment, encouraging independence and the skills needed for daily life.
The school is situated in Toxteth, Liverpool’s inner city area and children are admitted from across the city. There is a wide mix of socio economic backgrounds. We currently have 132 pupils across three sites.
- Princes main school building; 10 classes of pupils aged 4 – 11
- Princes @ Smithdown; 2 classes of Key Stage 2 pupils, aged 8-11, offering a bespoke, specialised curriculum within a mainstream setting. Children work in their own specialist classes but additional high quality inclusion opportunities are provided for Princes pupils alongside their mainstream peers
- Princes Early Years Centre; 3 classes for our youngest children based in a self contained unit at Phoenix Primary School
Many of our pupils have an additional diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder and we have had accreditation with the National Autistic Society since 2010. Others have additional conditions which may require specialist medical care and therapeutic support and we work closely with a large multi-disciplinary team to meet their needs.
We also work closely with our families and other professionals to ensure a smooth transition from home to school and to encourage effective partnerships and we have developed a range of inclusive activities encouraging links both within school and with pupils from other schools and the local community.
Our facilities have been designed with the needs of our pupils in mind. In addition to the regular teaching areas, we have a hydrotherapy pool; a well-equipped sports hall and extensive outside play areas with appropriate play equipment in each key stage. Within the main school building we have a sensory circuit, a multi-sensory room, music room, soft play area and a library. We also have school minibuses which are used daily to enable children to access and learn from their local community
National Support School
We were delighted to be designated a National Support School and Teaching School in 2015. We have formed the Merseyside SEN Teaching Schools Alliance with three other special schools and are currently providing support and training in a range of other settings, including both special and mainstream schools. You can find out more about what we can offer by clicking on the link on the left.
We welcome visitors to Princes; if you would like to make an appointment to find out more about us or if we can be of help in any way, please get in touch.