Friargate, Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 1HS

01723 374244

Special Education Needs (SEND)

 SEND at Friarage Community Primary School


We welcome you and your child to our School.


At Friarage we believe that every child is unique and deserves equal opportunity to an education that inspires and enables them to achieve their dreams.


Inclusion lies at the very heart of education. At Friarage School it is our job to ensure that every individual child can achieve, contribute, feel valued and enjoy learning.


Inclusion is not simply about being there or being liked but it is about achievement and participation. It is concerned with the identification and removal of all barriers to the presence, participation and achievement of every child.


A Special Educational Need might be an explanation for delayed or slower progress but is not an excuse, and we make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others.


Minority Ethnic Achievement (MEA) is not considered a Special Education Need but where pupils have English as an Additional Language (EAL) differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided. We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success and strive to make a clear distinction between "under achievement" – often caused by a poor early experience of learning - and Special Educational Needs.


Some pupils in our school may be under achieving but will not necessarily have a Special Educational Need. It is our responsibility to spot this quickly and ensure that appropriate interventions are put in place to help these pupils catch up.


Other pupils will genuinely have Special Educational Needs and this may lead to lower-attainment (though not necessarily to under-achievement). It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils with Special Educational Needs have the maximum opportunity to attain and achieve in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes, which address the root causes of any learning difficulty, are essential ingredients of success for these pupils. Our admissions policy admits all.


Please find below a link to Friarage School's SEN Information Report & North Yorkshire Local Offer


Independent support for parents,carers & young people is available at Core Assets Children's Service who will offer information and support for families of students with SEND up to the age of 25 years.

They can be contacted on the below number or email address:-

0800 028 8455

Alternatively visit the Core Assets website and make a direct enquiry