Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

Special Needs

Mrs Ruth Preece


01234 266245


All Bedfordshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.  

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

Click here for our SEND Policy

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

•  The Children and Families Bill came into force in September 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

•  The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents to help them gain an understanding of the range of services and provision in the local area.

Click here to view Bedford Borough Council's Local Offer

The School SEND Information Report

This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.

Click here for our SEND Information Report and Click here for our SEND Information Report (COVID-19 Addendum)

Your Child has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. What can we at Great Denham Primary School offer you?

At Great Denham, we believe that the individual needs of all students should be recognized and that these needs may cover a wide spectrum and vary according to the subject being studied and/or a particular moment of time in a student’s life. We are passionately committed to maximising the potential and expanding the horizons of all our students whatever their ability or personal circumstance. This means providing students with personalised learning programmes from the gifted and talented through to those with other specific learning requirements.

Click here for our Graduated Response

Our Accessibility Plan (Policy & Appendix) 

Our Inclusion Policy to follow