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Special Educational Needs and Disability



Shield Row Primary operates within an equal preference scheme and welcomes all children.


We are an academy within Tudhoe Learning Trust. The Trust is the Admissions Authority for all schools within the Trust and operates admissions on the same basis as that used by Durham Local Authority.


Please refer to the Local Authority document Primary School Admissions in County Durham for information regarding admissions procedures for your child.

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

Shield Row Primary School prides itself in being inclusive and will endeavour to support every pupil.


We would love you to consider our school and we aim to meet the needs of all the children in our care.  We have a number of staff with specialisms in specific SEN need including, ASD, Behaviour, Emotional Needs.

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented.


Advice from the Local Authority or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school.


Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school.  You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs.  The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.

As a school we aim to do the very best in order to make all children feel welcomed and included during transition.

If you would like to our Special Educational Needs Coordinator by clicking here

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements or discuss moving a child to our school please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) by clicking here, or call the school to arrange an appointment on 01207 239 661.


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