Down's Syndrome Oxford groups for primary school children

Down’s Syndrome Oxford’s primary development groups are running again this school year 2018-19.

The groups’ main focus is speech and language development , incorporating some sound/articulation work, vocabulary extension, concept development and memory activities, as well as looking at ideas that the TAs can take back to the classroom. The groups are generally run at the school of one of the children in the group.

There are no more than four children per group, but most groups are smaller. They try to put children of similar age and capabilities in the same groups and succeed in most cases.

Parents are responsible for (organising) transport to and from the lessons and are charged £5 per lesson to be paid in full and in advance.

The children are taught in blocks of eight weekly lessons sometime in the school year.

If your child is in Year 1 or higher at primary school this school year and you are interested in signing your child up for a group, please go to

  • Sign in to your account and you’ll see Development Group notes at the bottom of the form.

  • Please fill in the additional fields, and let Marion Simon know in a separate email that you have signed your child up. Her email is

  • She’ll then put them on the list to allocate them a place.

You can sign in to your account with or without a password, but if you are still unable to sign in, please email for assistance.

Deadline: 16 November 2018.