Inspiring ALL to Belong, Believe, Bear Fruit

"The leaders make sure that all subjects are covered and taught for all disabled pupils. There are some good examples of making adjustments so that the children have full access to the activities, including swimming and gymnastics. This aspect is strong" 

(LA Quality Assurance, Allan Torr, Autumn 2021)

                         "The young people obviously feel safe and secure in the classroom and the class teacher has a warm and calm tone" 

(Jen Kay, Bridgelea Outreach Service, February 2022)

"This is an inclusive school. Staff do not shy away from any of the protected characteristics which are covered well in the schemes of learning, in PSHE, in RSE and in the story books" 

(LA Quality Assurance, Allan Torr, Spring 2022)

“Good school, great for inclusivity, friendly, always encouraging the

children to reach their full potential”

(Parent, June 2022)

Our school Inclusion Lead and SENDCO is Miss Kate McLean

To book an appointment call the school office on: 0161 223 3163 or e-mail:


What are special educational needs?

The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25, states that:

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.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others
of 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

For children aged two or more, special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, mainstream post-16 institutions or by relevant early years providers.

The SENDCo, Miss McLean, has the relevant qualifications to lead this role, including the National Award in Special Educational
Needs and Disability Co-ordination (NASENDCo).

All curriculum policy, and other policies in school, mention SEND and inclusion. Inclusion in school includes all groups protected on the equality act 2010 (Please click here for more information on Equity and Equality in school). All staff adhere to the relevant documents regarding SEND and inclusion. This includes but is not limited to:
• SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years
• SEND White Paper 2022
• Equality Act 2010


Areas of need

There are many different areas of need. Below you will find some more information on these different areas.  

Children with a Disability

Diversity and inclusion is one of the strengths of our school, we aim to develop a culture of inclusion in which all feel free to disclose their disability and to participate fully in school life. We are committed to ensuring equality of education for all pupils, opportunities for staff and access for all those receiving services from the school.

Our building is a modern building. We have an accessible toilet. Most of the building is carpeted. We recognise that children are individuals, and we make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school is as accessible as possible for all pupils.

In order to support staff in meeting the needs of our disabled pupils, we work in close partnership with other agencies. Training is provided for our staff in response to the recommendations of the specialist services.

The achievement of all pupils is monitored and we use this data to raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. In addition we monitor the take up of extra-curricular activities by disabled pupils, and encourage the uptake of extra-curricular activities from all students, putting in necessary adjustments where necessary.


Children with Medical Needs

Some children may have a long term medical need. If a child has medical needs that necessitates the administration of medicine during the school day, an individual health care plan is created with the support of the school nurse. An appointment with the school SENDCo, and Miss Dytor would be made in order to do this. Miss Dytor is our Senior First Aider in school, who supports school by managing the care of our children with medical needs and ensuring that training is up to date. The school health practitioners visit the school and have given support to the school in the management of epilepsy, diabetes and other medical needs.

Medication, prescribed by a medical practitioner, can be given in school by Miss Dytor, if a parent has filled in a permission form via the school office. Medication will not be given in school without the form being completed. If a child requires medication during the school day, parents may be contacted by the school office.


Where can parents/carers get extra support?

There are a number of parent support groups and Manchester City Council has its own local offer: please visit the website for more information. Click the link below to access the website. 

If you cannot find what you are looking for online, you can call the team on:

0161 209 8356 or e-mail: