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What is SEND?

SEND is an acronym for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. As defined in the SEND Code of Practice (2015):

  • A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. 

It further explains this by stating "a child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significant greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions."


Schools must follow the SEND Code of Practice. This outlines further related guidance and legislation. The SEND Code of Practice can be found below. 


Please see below for our SEND report which outlines key information regarding how we identify and support SEND within our school. There are also links to other useful information and resources below which may help parents/carers support children with SEND.


Our SENCo is Mrs Rachael Simeoli. She can be contacted on