Walton-le-Dale is committed to valuing the individuality of all of our children. We give all of our students every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by respecting and taking account of students’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our students matter and we celebrate the achievements of everyone. The school promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background and that students have a common curriculum experience.
Walton-le-Dale is proud to have held the prestigious INCLUSION QUALITY MARK since 2007.
In 2014 we received the 'Flagship School' status which recognises the best practice for inclusion.
Our flagship status was confirmed in 2015, 2016 and 2017 after further inspections.
Diversity is valued as a rich resource which supports the learning of all. In this school, inclusion recognises a child’s right to a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum which is appropriate to their individual abilities, talents and personal qualities. Our role is also to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual students, or groups of students. As part of this we are in the process of applying for "Dyslexia-Friendly School" status http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/services/quality-mark in order to accredit and develop our provision.
The school is able to offer a full curriculum to those with disabilities. Further details can be found in our Accessibility Plan and Disability Equality Scheme.