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Whitefriars Primary School

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

"I am very happy with everything the school have done for my child. It was always a worry of mine that his additional needs would not be recognised. But even through the current times they have always made sure they are doing the best for him.  I'm also in total agreement with the future steps we have discussed. So very happy with the school and couldn't fault a thing."


"I cannot praise the Whitefriars team enough. My daughter has made incredible progress during her time here and will be very sad to move on."


"I am really grateful for the excellent help and support my daughter has received at this school. I am also very grateful for the help and support I have received. overall I am very happy my daughter attends Whitefriars."


[Parent feedback Summer 2021]

Whitefriars Primary School is an inclusive school, committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or a disability have an entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We do not tolerate prejudice and discrimination, and work to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.


We really do believe that we are learning for life 'together.'

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Nikki Barker.  She has a great deal of experience and helps the school earn a good reputation for supporting the needs of pupils.  If you have any concerns or would just like to chat something through, please contact Mrs Barker through the school office.

YIP Club at the Pemberton Centre

We had a coffee morning with Jackie Ackroyd who runs the Young Inclusive People Club (YIP). YIP is a youth club for young people who have a disability and their families. The youth club runs every Tuesday in term time from 5.30pm-7.00pm and costs £3 (£1 for siblings, parents/carers free). The club offers a wide range of accessible activities and also offers exciting trips for the whole family in the school holidays. For further information contact Jackie on 01933 352981 or