SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Horbury Primary Academy SEND Information Report

Horbury Primary Academy is fully inclusive and every child is welcome. Our Governors job, together with everyone in school, is to ensure that every child is treated equally, whatever their individual needs or disabilities may be. We have teachers and teaching assistants with specialist training who can support children where necessary and our school is fully accessible.

The Governors endorse the Wakefield admissions policy which supports children with special educational needs or disabilities.

SENDCo: Mrs C Ashcroft

Contact details: 01924 263224

  • SEND policy

  • Accessibility Plan

  • Auxiliary Aids and Equipment


Wakefield Offer and School Offer

The aim of this offer is to help people easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families.

  • SEND School Information Offer

  • Wakefield Local Offer


Wakefield SENDIASS 

In Wakefield the SENDiass service is part of a larger service known as WESAIL –Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison. Parents are able to access this service for support and advice using the contact details below.


Landline: 01924 304152

Admission of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Fair Access Protocol

Children with an Education and Healthcare Plan (EHP) are dealt with under a different process from normal admissions.

Any child with a school named on the EHP will automatically gain a place at the school named in the plan. Any child with an EHP who is admitted to a mainstream community/voluntary controlled school will be counted against that school’s admission number.

The Local Authority has agreed a Fair Access Protocol with its primary schools for in year admissions where there are concerns over pupils who have a complex range of personal and educational needs and who have the potential to present significant challenges to schools, in terms of their safety and well-being. This means that, in some circumstances, pupils defined in the Protocol will have a higher priority for admission to schools and/or year groups, which are already full, than all other pupils seeking admission to that school.

Further information can be found on the Local Authority Admissions Website.

Equality Information and Objectives

(Updated September 2022)

The Equality Act 2010 requires schools/academies to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

At Horbury Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.

In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:-

Objective 1 – To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by protected characteristics and act on any trends or patterns in the date that require additional support for pupils.

Objective 2 – To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.

Objective 3 – To increase the partaking of pupils with protected characteristics in out of school clubs and activities.


As a school we strive to do the best for all SEND pupils and pride ourselves on the positive working relationships we build with parents. However, at times we understand parents may want to raise a concern. In the first instance this should be done by speaking to the class teacher. If the issue is not resolvable, please then contact the school SENDco or the Senior Leadership Team.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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