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Ofsted March 2023 - 'Pupils are thriving at this school'; 'It is an exciting time for pupils at Northleigh CofE Primary School'; 'Pupils help each other to be the best they can be'; 'Committed leaders have high aspirations and expectations for all pupils'; 'Reading is a high priority across school. Staff are passionate about pupils developing a love of reading.' We would love to show you around our school please phone the school office on 01684 574889 or email to arrange a date and time suitable for you.

Special Educational Needs

Here at Northleigh CE Primary School we are proud of our individual approach to creating an inclusive school. The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Policy describes the way we meet the needs of children who experience barriers to their learning. These barriers to learning may relate to sensory or physical impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development.

At Northleigh, inclusion is the ‘Golden Thread’ that stitches and binds everything we do together. The provision we provide for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities is not a ‘bolt on’, all learners receive meaningful high-quality teaching and learning alongside their friends and peers. Targeted interventions are based on and respond to individual needs, taking into account their varied life experiences and barriers to learning. Deliberate care is taken to ensure that children do not have their curriculum narrowed.

Our philosophy is for all children to develop the characteristics of: Being Brave; Being Strong; Being Fearless, giving them secure foundations which will enable them to overcome adversity throughout their lives. This philosophy is further complimented by our Church values and sense of community spirit. Northleigh pupils are encouraged to be independent thinkers with a strong understanding of self, able to demonstrate empathy, respect and tolerance for others.  To help them achieve this, school life is based on our Christian Values of; Respect, Justice, Hope, Forgiveness, Trust and Compassion. Leading by example we ensure all children at Northleigh have equal opportunities to take part in the wider aspects of school life and are encouraged to see themselves as ‘having just as much chance as their peers’.

Please take the time to read our Inclusion and SEND policy by using the link below to see our passion and commitment to all members of our school community.


Lisa Davis



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Via phone: 01684 574889



If you are concerned that your child may have traits of dyslexia, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher and the SENDCo to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so. 

Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)