Western Primary School will be closed to the majority of pupils until further notice. Only pupils of parents in the key categories, who cannot arrange their own childcare, should attend. In these unprecedented times, everyone at Western would like to extend their best wishes to all our families and the local community. Thank you for the support you have shown in recent weeks and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our wonderful school in the not too distant future.

T: 01423 502737E: admin@western.n-yorks.sch.uk

Learning Support

The Inclusion Team: Learning Support

At Western, we understand that all children are individuals and that they learn in different ways.  We believe in being proactive and seek to identify any learning difficulties children may have as early as possible.

The Learning Support branch of the Inclusion Team is passionate about helping children fulfil their potential and provides additional and different methods, resources and activities to help support children with their specific learning needs.

Our provision includes intensive 1 to 1 support and we have a range of interventions and programmes which can be tailored to a child's individual requirements.

We use a multi-sensory, kinaesthetic teaching approach to engage the children and embed learning. This would include using:

  • a variety of mediums (sand, foam, play dough, paint, chalks, etc.)
  • different materials (paper, card, felt, foil, sandpaper, etc.)
  • magnetic boards, gel boards, chalk boards
  • physical and environmental objects (a bag of shopping or photos of street/shop signs)
  • songs, rhymes and actions
  • a wide variety of books to encourage and foster a love of reading
  • computer programmes
  • Ipad apps
  • base learning on individual interests

We aim to:

  • instil a love of learning
  • build confidence
  • empower children with strategies and skills so that they become effective learners


Please contact the school office who will be happy to answer any queries or provide copies of any of the information displayed on the school's website. We also welcome any feedback you may have. You can contact or find us using any of the details shown on this page.

Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA

Tel: 01423 502737Email: admin@western.n-yorks.sch.uk

Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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