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More Able

The DfE and Ofsted define the more able in terms of those whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations. We also include those who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest levels and consequently require more challenging learning. Within this there will be a small number of children who show exceptional abilities in one or more subjects in the school curriculum.



Livingstone Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing an inclusive environment conducive to learning for all. Each child is valued, respected and challenged regardless of race, gender, religion social background, culture or disability. The school recognises that there are children who have abilities or potential beyond their age related expectations and who require more challenging learning.



  • The raising of aspiration for all pupils
  • High expectations of achievement for all pupils
  • Greater enterprise, self-reliance and independence for all pupils
  • Ensuring that all children receive an education appropriate to their abilities.
  • More Able children to be provided with opportunities for reasoning and higher order thinking skills through questioning, extension work, enrichment and use of stimulating resources.

Additional Opportunities for More Able Children

Groups of Year 5 and 6 ‘more able’ children are taken every year to a variety of challenge sessions at local high schools. Last year we visited East Barnet and Totteridge for sessions in maths, history, music and RE. We also took part in a general knowledge challenge day at QE Boys’ School in Barnet. Whenever possible, we celebrate the talents of the children; for example they may represent the school in their chosen sport or show off their musical skills to the school in music assembly.


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