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SEND information about our school.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School’s SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in October 2022 and is due to be reviewed by October 2023. It will be monitored on a termly basis through the established school systems and reviewed by the school SENDCO and Senior Leadership Team and ratified by the Governing Body, after consultation with representative members of our whole school community. 

Our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school. 


At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with parents, extended families and other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability. We strive to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their additional needs make the best possible progress. 

This policy was produced after consultation with parents/ carers, children and the governing body of the school. 

This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s 

  • SEND Policy 
  • Equalities Policy, Information and Objectives 
  • Accessibility Plan. 
  • Admissions Arrangements 
  • Safeguarding Policy 
  • Supporting Pupils with medical conditions 

And/or any other relevant school policies available on the policies section of the school website.

Key Contacts



SEN Governor

  • Joanne Conway
  • Contact through school

SEND Admissions

For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section.

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment. 

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Updated | 16th October, 2023 |

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