Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Elvington Church of England Primary School values all pupils and celebrates diversity of experience, interest and achievement. All pupils need to experience praise, recognition and success, and pupils with SEND have equal entitlement to this.Elvington Church of England Primary School SEND Policy

You can find the full Policy for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), our Accessibility Plan and Equality Policy on the Policies & Documents page.

Elvington Church of England Primary School is an inclusive school where all children are valued for who they are and given the chance to achieve their full potential. For some children, this will involve additional support. We believe in a partnership between school and home that supports and helps the learning difficulties or barriers that children may encounter in their academic, personal or social development.

To find out more, please click on the links below, ask your child’s class teacher or contact our SENDco, Mrs Haffey, via the school office.

SEND Report

Scroll through the slideshow below, or click here to download the SEND Information Report (updated September 2023) as a .pdf

Arrangements for the Admission of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Admissions for pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

Admissions will be coordinated via a formal consultation between the Local Authority and the School.

Admissions for pupils with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability

Elvington Church of England Primary School is proud of our day to day commitment to be a fully inclusive school.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Most children with Special Educational Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act.  The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as nondisabled pupils.

In line with the Equalities Act, 2010, Elvington aims to accommodate pupils with disabilities. In consultation with a child’s parents/carers, individual needs are planned for to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably, than other pupils. We will take all steps possible, to provide an effective educational provision. Where a pupil has a particular need e.g. wheelchair access, we will ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for that pupil’s need to be fully met.

In practice, we ensure that all staff encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.

Resources are used to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.

Facilities to assist access to the school for pupils with disabilities include:

  • Wheelchair access throughout the school site-including entrances and classrooms.
  • Carpeted classrooms to aid hearing impaired pupils’ learning.
  • Exterior lighting to improve evening access, when required.
  • Routes to the main entrance are clearly signed and free from obstruction.
  • Disabled toilets.
  • Disabled parking is available at the site
  • Dedicated areas across the school to support pupils’ emotional wellbeing.

In all other circumstances, normal admission arrangements will be followed.

For further information, please contact Mr. Andrew Buttery (Headteacher): head@elvingtonprimary.org.uk (Tel: 01904 555280)


York Local Offer

Visit the York SEND Local Offer website to find out what is available in York for children & young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Click here for CYC letter about the new Local Offer and Raise York websites, which was sent in the Autumn term 2023.

York SEND Outcomes Framework

Click to find out more on the Yor-OK website