Academic Support, HAMA & Intervention

At Epsom Primary and Nursery School we are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils to ensure that they reach their full potential. As children come to school with a range of starting points and also progress at different rates, there may be times when a teacher feels a child may benefit from an intervention group which would be in addition to every day class teaching.  In some cases, this may be because we feel that a child has specific gaps in their learning or it may be because they would benefit from taking a concept further or in more depth in order to extend their thinking.



At Epsom Primary and Nursery School we are ambitious for all pupils.

However we recognise that some pupils are working significantly above their peers and above the expectations for the year group. Our provision for our more able pupils has been built on year on year and the percentage of pupils working at greater depth has also increased annually. This support may take place during the lesson or in a small group. With some sporting activities children may also be signposted to particular clubs before or after school to support and develop specific skills .


We are regularly monitoring pupil progress, so involvement in these provisions is fluid to ensure that we are addressing the timely needs of all pupils in response to their needs.


As a school we also host workshops in Maths, Writing and Science for our children who show a real flare in a particular area. This invitation is extended to other local schools to allow children to work with other like minded enthusiasts.

Your children also have the opportunity to enter events such as The Great Read, Up Up and Away (science day), Gifted and Talented Sports Leaders and Love Languages.



Here is a link to our School Offer for HAMA (Highly Able and More Able). This document gives an overview of how EPS supports HAMA pupils.  

HAMA (Highly Able and More Able) 

"Please can you pass on my thanks to the teacher(s) who organised the HAMA Science work shop that my daughter attended. She absolutely loved it and hasn’t stopped telling me all the facts that she learned. It sounds like it was fantastic opportunity".

"Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils feel extremely well supported and highly valued. They appreciate the many exciting activities that extend beyond the school day."
(Ofsted report July 2019)