Apple Distinguished School

We are proud to have achieved Apple Distinguished School status for 2021-2024, in recognition of our innovative use of iPads to engage children in their learning and to inspire curiosity and creativity. Follow this link to learn more.

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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

There are occasions when children may need adaptations to be made to their learning in order for them to achieve.

Teachers discuss children's additional needs with parents and the SENCO and an appropriate plan is designed. This plan ensures teachers and supporting staff make adaptations to learning to suit a child's individual special educational needs.

Adaptations may be made in the classroom or children may be involved in additional interventions that take place outside of the classroom if appropriate.

The Junction is the heart of the school where extra support for all is available.

For children who may need extra provision to support their development, the following is available:

  • Learning Support
  • Literacy interventions to embed basic literacy skills
  • Maths interventions to embed basic maths skills
  • Reading Intervention/ Accelerated Reading to support reading and comprehension skills
  • Pre-teach and Catch up lessons to ensure understanding across the curriculum
  • SALT- Speech, Language and Social communication activities to ensure the basics of literacy learning and social development
  • Anxiety Interventions to support mental health for increased focus on learning
  • Quiet Room for 1:1 pastoral care
  • Family support Worker to provide support and assessment for happy, healthy families.
  • The Retreat for 1:1 therapeutic counselling to support positive mental health
  • Attendance support to ensure all children are safe and getting maximum benefit from learning

 Please see our Policies page for our SEN and Mental Health and Wellbeing Policies.


Mrs Johnson (SENCO

and Inclusion Manager)

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

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Chair of Governors:  Jayne Sorrell - Email:

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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