Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

SEND and Local Offer


Our school has a long history of inclusive practise and holds an inclusion charter mark. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils thrive in our school and support pupils with a range of differing and individual needs. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities learn alongside their peers in class and are supported in our strategic resourced provision by dedicated and specialist staff.


Each pupil has a programme tailored to his/her specific needs and a timetable which ensures integration into his/her peer group as appropriate. Our Year 6 Buddies Scheme also plays a vital role in supporting children with complex needs who enrich our school and teach us so much.


Strategic Resourced Provision


Appleby Primary School is proud of its status as a strategically resourced school where children with additional educational needs are taught within a community with specialist equipment and staffing. We have the capacity to educate young people with a range of abilities whose needs are unable to be met in their own community school.


Emma's Building, our Strategic Resource Building includes two classrooms, a disabled bathroom, spa and sensory room. Pupils have the opportunity to learn alongside their peers in a main-stream school setting whilst still accessing the specialist provision, resources and qualified staff that they need. In addition to regular curriculum opportunities, children access a range of extra-curricular provision including swimming and horse riding.



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator

Our SENDCO is Mrs Carol Barker. To arrange a meeting, please email:


Working with External Agencies to Support Your Child and Your Family


At Appleby Primary School we are committed to working with our partners in a number of other agencies to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.


Useful Links:


Cumbria's Local Offer website provides a wealth of information to support families who have a child or young person with SEND. The website link is and will provide links to a whole host of agencies who can offer support.

If we feel that your child would benefit from support from other local agencies, we may ask you to discuss an "Early Help Assessment" for your child. This is a supportive process which will involve school, the family and external agencies in order to provide the highest level support for your child. At the bottom of this page is a useful link about the Early Help process which will explain how we will work to ensure that your family are at the heart of any decisions made about your child's learning.



Barnardos offer play activities, adult and family learning courses and activities for children with additional needs. Contact:



East Cumbria Family Support have the capacity to support families within their own home and also offer group activities for children and/or their parents.

Eden Young Carers support Young Carers aged 5 - 18 years of age, by offering statutory Carers Assessments, 1:1 support and activities. Contact: 01768 890280



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