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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Bury

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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School

Love, Learn and Grow

Resource Provision

The Orchard is a resource provision within Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and social communication difficulties. The Orchard is a low stimulation teaching environment providing Maths, English and foundation subjects for children in Key Stage Two. The Orchard provides a calm, multi-sensory and enabling environment that supports children’s individual strengths and needs.


The aim of The Orchard Provision


  • To provide quality education and a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to individual needs of children
  • To offer opportunities for inclusion into mainstream classes when appropriate
  • To meet the needs of every learner through an individual adapted curriculum
  • To create targeted learning opportunities using a range of teaching methods and resources so children can develop their confidence and reach their potential
  • To create a supportive, structured environment in which children feel happy and safe
  • To allow children to thrive in an enabling, calm multi-sensory environment
  • To work closely in partnership with parents and other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children
  • To involve children in the wider Catholic life of the school and value each child as a unique child of God
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop their social communication, social interaction and emotional literary skills
  • To support children in developing their emotional and sensory regulation
  • To support children to gain independent learning and living skills