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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Governors and staff at Cropredy CE Primary School are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils through the provision of challenging and exciting experiences. We celebrate their diversities and differences by embracing an inclusive ethos throughout the school. We recognise that quality learning takes place when we motivate pupils, promote their self-esteem and develop the skills and aptitudes they require to enable them to make their way as lifelong learners.

We understand the importance of finding out the perceptions and feelings of children, and encourage them to be actively involved in their own learning. We value working in partnership with parents, children, and outside agencies to ensure the best provision possible.


Our Inclusion Manager (SENDCo) is Sandra Lushey.  


Catering for the Needs of all Children

At Cropredy CE Primary School we  are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive.


We have systems to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning and tailor specific interventions to enable pupils to overcome their barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all pupils across the learning spectrum including pupils who are identified as academically more able.


Children succeed in our school where we encourage and celebrate excellence. Children leave Cropredy CE Primary School highly literate and numerate. Our End of Key Stage 2 SAT results (2022) demonstrate that children achieve above national and Oxfordshire averages, with a high proportion of children achieving at the higher levels.


Work is well planned, challenging and differentiated appropriately and the whole-school curriculum is designed to provide exciting and creative learning opportunities. Expectations are consistently high across the school and children are encouraged to be independent thinkers and learners, and to have enquiring minds.


Where children are identified as needing additional learning or behavioural support, the school adheres to the SEND Code of Practice. We ensure that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any relevant outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support.


If you wish to discuss any issues or concerns around SEND, please email the school office who will pass details to Sandra Lushey, our SENDCo.  Or, you may wish to contact her directly by emailing

For complaint arrangements please refer to our SEND Policy.

Please see below for key documents related to SEND provision



Additional help, advice and support for families with SEN pupils can be found through the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) 

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