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Additional SEND provision at Bracknell Forest primary schools

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Thanks to a number of primary schools in Bracknell Forest, additional provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities has been developed.

In line with a national increase in the diagnosis of autism, more local children of nursery and primary school age need SEND provision. To prevent children travelling out of the borough for an appropriate school place, the following schools have worked hard to develop additional provision for various special educational needs and disabilities:

  • Birch Hill Primary School (autism and moderate learning difficulties)
  • Harmans Water Primary School (social, emotional, and mental health difficulties)
  • Kings Academy Primary School (autism)
  • Sandy Lane Primary School (autism, language and communication needs)
  • The Pines (autism, moderate learning difficulties and speech and language needs)
  • Meadow Vale Primary School’s nursery provision (communication and interaction need, including autism)
  • Owlsmoor Primary School have formalised their provision of an SEN Unit (for pupils with severe learning disabilities)

Each of these schools has consulted widely with their own community of parents, carers, pupils and staff, to make sure the new provision will benefit their school community.

All residents are now being asked to share their thoughts on the new provisions before the end of this academic year, Friday, 27 August. Please comment online using our consultation portal.

Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone at our local primary schools and the council for their hard work over the past 18 months to bring these additional school place to our borough’s children.

“We know the individual schools have consulted with their communities about the additional SEND provision and have had some really useful feedback, but we now want to hear from all residents of Bracknell Forest.

“With your thoughts and ideas, we can help provide the right care and support to children who need it, so please take some time to comment.”

Visit Specially resourced provision in Bracknell Forest for more information.