Thorp Academy

Outcomes focused, child centred

SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO):

We welcome children to our academies and we prioritise admission for children with SEND.

We have a comprehensive support programme and our policy is available on the policies page.

SEND Policy 2018

SEND Offer

THORP ACADEMY Achieving a grade 4+ in English and Mathematics Grade 4+ in English Grade 4+ in Mathematics
All students 61% 74% 67%
SEN Support 20% 25% 30%
Education Health Care Plan 0% 0% 0%

Additionally Resourced Mainstream School (ARMS) Provision

Thorp Academy has additional SEND provision funded by the Local Authority. The provision has capacity for 25 student places (23 Key Stage 4 and 5 students and 2 post sixteen students). Places are allocated to students with an EHCP in consultation with the SEND Team of the Local Authority. The ARMS provision caters for students with complex needs.

If you require any further information contact the SENDCO directly.

Concerns and Complaints Regarding Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Any concerns or complaints about SEN provision by parents or carers should be initially raised informally, whether by e-mail, letter or a telephone call with the SENDCo.

The SENDCo will investigate and report back within a week. If the parents/carers continue to be dissatisfied, a complaint should be raised as per the academy's complaints procedure.


SENDCO: Miss Helen Bownes

Telephone: 0191 413 2113

Email: [email protected]