Place Farm Primary Academy currently provides support for children with a range of SEND needs, including:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties 
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

Whilst high quality teaching is our first step in responding to pupils who have a special educational need or disability, we understand that there are occasions when some pupils will need additional support to that which is available in the classroom day to day. This may be to support their next steps in learning, or to help them access the curriculum effectively. This support can take many forms, from assessments and screenings through to specialist referrals, and may result in additional provision in the classroom or in small groups, led by a teacher or a Learning Assistant, or the provision of additional personalised learning aids. It may be for a short or longer period of time, and will be regularly monitored through Support and Success Plans by the class teacher, SENCo or SEMH Lead. 

Our SENCo, Miss Brown, and Mrs Bavaster, our Family Support and SEMH Lead, alongside our Learning Support Rainbow Team, work together with parents and all staff to support the needs of children within our school, so that they can achieve their best.  They are happy to answer any further questions you have and can be contacted via the main office on 01440 702836 or via email

Additional information regarding the SEND provision at Place Farm Primary Academy can be found in the resources to the right and include:

  • Current PFPA SEND Policy and Report
  • Summary of additional support available at PFPA
  • Copy of Place Farm Primary Academy Local Offer
  • ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability: A guide for Parents and Careers’ (DFE Document)