The majority of pupils at Chatten Free School will be focusing on functional communication as a priority,  Where reading is appropriate it is likely that a focus on learning important words such as their name, address or school name will be more relevant.  

Despite this, there will be occasions where some pupils reach a point where phonics is relevant.

On these occasions the school will use the letters and sounds curriculum.


Head Designate: Adam Dean (also person to contact for enquiries)


Contact number: 07821680581

Address: C/O Adam Dean - Market Field School, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7ET

Chatten Free School is part of the Hope Learning Community (HLC)

Gary Smith OBE is the CEO of the Hope Learning Community Trust

The Chair of trustees for the HLC is Micheal Andrews

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