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What is SEN?

Children have a special educational need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

They have a difficulty if they have :

  • Significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age or
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of their age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
  • Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definitions above or would do if provision was not made for them.
  • Special educational provision means for children three or over provision that is in addition to and different from the educational provision made for other children of the same age in schools maintained by the LEA (other than special schools in the area)


If you feel your child has a special educational need contact the school to speak to the class teacher.