Special Educational Needs

SEND Report 2020-21

At St Mary's Primary we are committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all the children who attend our school. We believe that every one of our pupils, including those identified as having special educational needs, is entitled to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them.


We work hard to remove any barriers to learning which our children may experience. Our SENCo and Deputy Head, Mrs Lane, works to assist staff in identifying children who have any additional needs and to plan appropriate programmes of support, so that we can offer teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum.


We work with many different agencies outside school to help us meet the additional needs of some of our children and to support their families.

You can find out much more information in our SEND Information Report 2020-21. 

Information and Links for families

We understand that finding out your child has a special educational need or disability can be a worrying or upsetting experience for families. The first thing to remember is that you are not alone. As well as support from the school, there are lots of organisations on hand to advise and support you (often run by people who have been through similar experiences). There are also a range of excellent resources available online - please follow the links below to visit their sites and find out more. 

South Gloucestershire Local Offer Webpage

Understanding Childhood

British Dyslexia Association

National Autistic Society