Altiora Quaerite Room

'Altiora Quaerite' is a Latin phrase that translates to 'Seek Higher Things' or ''Strive for Excellence'. By choosing this name, we emphasise the aspirational nature of educational and personal growth for our pupils, no matter the challenges they face. It conveys a message of determination and ambition. 

The primary intent of our AQ provision, is to provide an inclusive environment where each student, regardless of their abilities, can access education that is tailored to their specific needs. We understand our pupils' unique needs and challenges, and we are committed to providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

We recognise that emotional well-being is fundamental to learning, and therefore, pedagogy within our AQ provision, aligns with the six principles of nurture:

  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The classroom offers a safe base
  3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
  4. Language is a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. The importance of transitions in children’s lives

The curriculum in AQ aligns with and adapts elements of the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils are exposed to a broad range of subjects and skills. Pupils may also access individual support in the form of speech and language therapy, Lego Therapy, Colourful Semantics, Lexia,  Nurture Group sessions or ELSA support.

We recognise that pupils who are working at a Key Stage 1 level in Key Stage 2 may require additional support and adaptive teaching to access the curriculum and to reach their full potential. That's why we have developed a tailored approach specifically designed to meet the needs of these pupils and support them on their educational journey.




“my daughter is very happy in the school and I couldn't be happier. She is always talking positively about staff and what she's learning about. Thank you all!”
Year 2 Parent