The PACE Centre

Every parent wants the best for their child. For children with sensory motor disorders including (but not restricted to) cerebral palsy, we believe that Pace offers children the very best chance to unlock their potential and live life as independently as possible.

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    The PACE Centre

    At Pace we will provide a nurturing, positive and dedicated environment that encourages your child to develop, progress and be the best that they can be. We also welcome you and your child into a supportive community that celebrates your child’s achievements and successes.

    In addition to offering first class education, our highly skilled transdisciplinary teams of therapists work in close collaboration with teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum and a rich, individually tailored learning environment for your child.  Pace understands the specific challenges that sensory processing disorders and cerebral palsy present. We also know the potential of your son or daughter and as a parent you can be assured that we will support you as a family within our school and our wider community.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Age Range: 4-16 Years

    Location Description

    The Pace School (KS2 and KS3) is based at: the address above.

    Pace Early Years Centre and Reception (KS1) class is based at: The Bradbury Campus, 156 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5TE

    School Contact Details

    Philip Green House, Coventon Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9JL

    Tel: 01296 614 287



    Child & Family

    We offer expert advice, support, assessment and practical help for babies and children aged 0-18 and their families. We provide effective tailored programmes to meet the specific needs of children with developmental delays, motor difficulties and/or sensory impairment.

    As well as helping children to achieve their full potential, we equip parents with the skills and knowledge they need to support their child. We believe that providing your child with the right therapies at the earliest opportunity gives them the best chance in life. This early intervention model is supported by current research.

    Our early intervention services are designed for babies, especially those leaving neonatal intensive care units. Children do not require a diagnosis to benefit from our services.


    Early therapeutic intervention is combined with The Early Years Foundation Curriculum, to provide a unique approach for children aged 2-4 with sensory motor challenges.

    Primary school age children who attend our school groups have needs ranging from very complex learning challenges relating to their sensory motor difficulties, to children who have mild to moderate physical difficulties and related learning needs. Due to the complex nature of many Pace children, Pace also has an onsite nursing team.

    Key Stage 3 provision was established at Pace in September 2015 and has proven both effective and attractive. Children in KS3 benefit from a highly personalised functional and life skills based curriculum to help prepare them for their future lives as young adults in the community. There are opportunities to develop and apply their problem solving and academic skills, for example through purposeful trips to the supermarket followed by cooking activities, which have been carefully planned to work on particular gross/fine motor and mathematical skills.

    The KS3 integrated curriculum also includes the ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) ‘New Horizons’ programme, which is a PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and citizenship learning programme designed for young people with special educational needs. It offers a nationally accredited way to record and celebrate skills and achievement in these curriculum areas.

    Community Outreach

    Pace offers a highly personalised ‘whole child’ integrated curriculum for school placed children aged 4-14. Rather than being defined by a single methodology, Pace has developed its own unique ‘transdisciplinary’ methodology and curriculum approach. The Pace approach of integrating therapy into the education curriculum allows our specialist therapists and educators to provide adapted programmes for inclusion in academic, PE, art and design and ICT curricula and to meet the requirements of their Education, Health and Care Plan.


    Please contact The Pace Centre for details.

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