Welcome to The Orchard- The DSP at Denholme.

Dear Parents

If you want to see details of your children's learning please look at their mainstream class page. You will find details of when they will do PE, trips, homework and details about their learning in literacy numeracy, topic and science, if they take part.

In the light of the school closure I have attached some links that you may find useful around managing anxieties and ideas for activities which are less school related.

This is a podcast from- The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health  acamh.org. 



Art, Craft and DT Ideas

Physical Activities 

Go Noodle sign up for free and access as an when you need a physical break

GoNoodle | Roku Channel Store | Roku


PE with Joe Wicks 9am everyweekday on Youtube

P.E with Joe • Vision RCL


Here are some symbols you may find helpful when structuring your days and also a days of the week chart. Please email me for specific ones which are not included here. 

What is a Designated Specialist Provision?

Denholme Primary School was the first school in Bradford to have a Designated Specialist Provision for children with Autism, it was established in 1993. The Orchard (DSP) caters for up to 8 children with autism across the primary age range. We have a dedicated and experienced team of staff including a teacher and several teaching assisstants. The provision also has regular contact with a Speech and Language Therapist.

The main aim of the Provision is to support children so they are able to have opportunities for inclusion within mainstream school. The children follow National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, as well as the other areas of the National Curriculum where this is appropriate. Children can work individually or in small groups in a distraction free, calm environment, or as part of a small group within their mainstream class. The amount and type of inclusion in mainstream depends entirely on the needs of the individual children, however all children are encouraged and supported to have some links with their mainstream peers.

Denholme Primary School is very proud of the DSP and how it has developed into an integral part of school life for staff and pupils. We have a communication friendly environment throughout school with symbols and photographs to reinforce the written or spoken word.

 Here are some helpful websites for further information about Autism.





Our trip to Tramp2lean

We had a bouncetastic time at Tramp2lean, here are some photographs (sorry about the quality of some of the photos, we were only still whilst eating!)