Market Field School

Market Field School

Learning For Life

The school is currently organised broadly into the four key stages.

At Key Stage One we have four classes:

  • Holly - which is made up of 4/5/6 year olds with two class teachers and 8 learning support assistants. Holly is divided into Holly Leaf and Holly Berry classes.
  • Acorn - This is a specialist provision, which aims to cater for children on the autistic continuum with associated learning difficulties. This class is staffed with one teacher, one classroom manager and learning support assistants. They are divided into two classes: Acorn Seedling and Acorn Style for some sessions but come together as a whole group for other sessions. Arrangements are in place and under constant review to integrate these pupils into the main part of the school.

At Key Stage Two we have six classes, supported by learning support assistants. Children in this area of the school are in age / ability appropriate groups. The timetable is then structured to maximise learning opportunities.

  • Cherry class – 7/8 years old
  • Poplar class – 8/9 years old
  • Chestnut – 10/11 years old
  • Apple – 7-11 years old, where the needs of the child are more specialist and they are still working on very early learning goals.
  • Olive – 7-11 years for children who need support in bridging the gap between P Scales and the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Oak - This is a specialist provision, which aims to cater for children on the autistic continuum with associated moderate learning difficulties. This class is staffed with one teacher, two classroom managers and learning support assistants. They are divided into two groups: Oak Leaf and Oak Tree for some sessions but come together as a whole group for other sessions. Arrangements are in place and under constant review to integrate these pupils into the main part of the school.

At Key Stage Three we have six classes, split into year groups and streamed by ability group where there is more than one class in a year. Currently our key stage 3 classes are:

  • 7K and 7H - Year 7 (11-12 years)
  • 8F – Year 8 (12-13 years)
  • 9H and 9N – Year 9 (13-14 years)
  • S – Year 7-9 (11-14 years old), where the needs of the child are more specialist and they are still working on very early learning goals/lifeskills.

At Key Stage 4 we have five classes, split into year groups and streamed by ability. Currently our Key Stage 4 classes are:

  • 10C – Year 10 (14-15 years old)
  • 11D and 11T – Year 11 (15-16 years old)
  • V – Year 10 and 11 mixed (14-16 years old), where the needs of the class can be better met through a more vocational style curriculum, this class is based on our college site in Clacton.
  • HP – Year 10-11 (occasionally year 9 if the child is ready to progress from K) where the needs of the child are more specialist and they are still working on early learning goals or lifeskills.

Autism Provision at KS3/4

B1/B2 This is a specialist provision, which aims to cater for children on the autistic continuum with associated moderate learning difficulties. These classes are staffed with  two classroom managers and learning support assistants. They are divided into two groups: B1 and B2 for some sessions but come together as a whole group for other sessions. Arrangements are in place and under constant review to integrate these pupils into the main part of the school.