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Pupils Learning

Click the link above to find out about the school’s approach to the curriculum and pupil progress.

Home Learning Resources

The link above will take you directly to the home learning resources we currently have available on the web site.

Virtual Tour of Kingsdown School

Click the link above to Join Harry, Toby & Hannah on our tour of Kingsdown School



Kingsdown is a Special School for children aged 3 to 14 who have severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. The majority of pupils have communication difficulties.

On the 1st September 2017, Kingsdown School along with the three other special schools in Southend-on-Sea (The St. Christopher School, Lancaster School and St. Nicholas School) formed a Multi Academy Trust, the SEN Trust Southend.

Our Mission Statement is ‘Be happy, communicate, learn and achieve’. At Kingsdown, we believe that all pupils are entitled to the best educational experiences possible. We are committed to providing our pupils with high quality learning opportunities which help develop a sense of self with high aspiration and expectation. By working collaboratively with families and a range of professionals, we provide a nurturing environment for our pupils to enable them to feel safe and thereby allowing them the dignity of challenge.

Currently, there are 123 pupils on roll and every pupil has an Education Health Care Plan. On some occasions, a child may be offered an assessment placement.

We hope you find our website useful and it gives you a flavour of what we do. If you would like to find out more about us, make an appointment to visit and a member of the Senior Leadership Team will be happy to show you around.


“Pupils love school. Staff make sure pupils feel happy and safe. Pupils thoroughly enjoy learning. They bounce in through the doors each day, smiling and communicating with staff.”


Read the full Ofsted Report

SEN Trust Southend is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 07973980
Registered office is at Mountdale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea Essex, SS9 4AW