Arundel CofE Primary School


ACE is committed to providing a fully inclusive environment and feel children who are able (ACE CHAPS – Children of Higher Ability and Potential) should be given the opportunity to illustrate their individual talents.

We believe that all children have the right to succeed and we aim to meet the individual needs of our pupils at all times, in line with our mission statement. We are able to provide a range of interventions and strategies which will minimise barriers to learning in a fun and stimulating manner. 

We hold the same expectations for pupils with a special educational needs and disabilities as for those without, but remain fully aware that some children require a different approach in order to achieve success. 

View our SEND Policy and Information Report below:

Special Educational Needs policy

SEN Information Report

More about CHAPS

What does CHAPS mean at ACE? What Does High Learning Potential Mean?

Staff at ACE use the term ‘CHAPS’ to describe ‘children with high attainment or potential to succeed’ to replace the terms ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’, or even ‘more able’ and ‘most able’. We wanted a terminology which is linked to our School Vision Statement and reflects a culture where there is an expectation that all children have “a love of learning in their hearts” and they are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, without their ability being assumed.

The concept of what it means to be intelligent varies across different contexts and cultures, but the term ‘high learning potential’ most often refers to an ability to understand information well, make quick analyses and use memory capacity to learn quickly. This ability is useful in academic pursuits as well as high level careers and creativity........more to read