Harpur Hill Primary School & Nursery

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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

All children at our school, including those identified as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them. They are all equally valued and we strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in order to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. 

We teach SEND children in our mainstream setting and they receive the same quality of teaching as non-SEND pupils and have equality of access to the curriculum. We comply with the expectations of the SEN Code of Practice and Disability Discrimination Act as shown in our SEND and Inclusion Policies.

We use different interventions and approaches to address specific areas of need and would look carefully at your child's individual needs when deciding how best to support your child.

Our school is committed to be fully inclusive.  We aim to develop a strong sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards.

SEND Information Report

  SEND Information Report (2023 - 2025)

SEND policy

  Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Policy (March 2023)

Accessibility Plan

   Accessibility Action Plan (March 2024)


SEND Complaints Procedure

As we always work closely with parents, consulting them regularly, it is hoped that complaints about SEND provision will be rare. However, should there be a complaint, the following procedure will be adopted:

  • Parents are encouraged to discuss the problem with the class teacher, together with the SENCO.
  • If the problem is not resolved, then the parents should make an appointment to discuss the problem with the Head teacher. If necessary, parents may complain to the Governors in writing. The complaints procedure is on the school website.
  • If the problem remains unresolved, the parents have the right to discuss their problems with an LA representative, with or without members of the school staff present. If appropriate the Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND can become involved to support the parents and give advice.

As a school we support the Local Offer made by Derbyshire Authority in relation to their commitment to delivery the Children and Families Bill 2014. More information on this can be found at:


Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Sandra Orme

Email: senco@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk


More Information 

For more information, please click on the links below

Provision for pupils at Harpur Hill Primary and Nursery school  



National Autistic Society  




0808 800 4104  - Autism Helpline (open 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-3pm on Fridays). 

Ambitious About Autism