St Francis Catholic Academy

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SEND Information


A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: 

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or 
  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions 

If you believe your child has a special educational need, learning difficulty or disability which has not been identified then please make contact with our SEND team to talk about your concerns.

You can do this by calling the main school line on 02476 315279  and asking to speak to the SENDCO or emailing

There is a wide range of support and interventions for SEND students at St Francis Catholic Academy.

The nominated SEND Governor is Jessica Moore

 More useful websites

Family Information Service

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report 

SENDIAS (The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people. You can visit their website by clicking here

SEND Information Report


 SEND Policy

For our SEND policy please click here