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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Barnfield Primary School strives to ensure that all children are supported, celebrated and challenged to reach their full potential.

The school is committed to providing all children with the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced education. For children with SEND, the school aims to identify the individual needs of each child and provide these children with appropriate support. The school recognises that there is a continuum of special educational need requiring a range of appropriate provision and the knowledge, views and experience of parents/carers.

It is important that all children are treated equally and can readily access the school’s curriculum. Additionally, all children should be able to navigate the physical environment of the school and take full advantage of its education, facilities and services. Therefore, the school carefully considers its accessibility, support and provisions. The school utilises a graduated approach, various interventions and child-centred approaches for this reason. More information about this can be found in the Barnfield SEND Information Sheet and School Offer 2023-24 and Accessibility Plan (2022-2025).

To read more about the SEN provision at Barnfield School, please see:



Barnfield Primary School welcomes children with a variety of needs. For parents and carers of children with SEN who are considering enrolling at the school, we recommend that you discuss the needs and arrangements for admissions with Ida Møller (SENCo).

Within this discussion, Mrs Møller will also be able to outline the facilities provided to help children with SEN access the school. These can also be found in the Barnfield SEND Information Sheet and School Offer 2023-24 and Accessibility Plan (2022-2025).

Barnet Local Offer

In addition to the support offered by the school, Barnet also provides a range of resources, advice and signposts. Barnet Local Offer gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in their local area. To find out more please click on the following link:


To support a child’s additional needs, the school has collated a variety of resources from different organisations. These are outlined below and will be updated regularly:

Key Documents

SEN Code of Practice

Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children who have special educational needs or disabilities.


Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism provides education and employment services, raises awareness and understanding and campaigns for change for all areas related to autism.

National Autistic Society

The UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. It has been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Resources for Autism

Resources for Autism is a registered charity that provides practical services for children and adults with a diagnosis of autism and for those who love and care for them.


Barnet Mencap

Barnet Mencap provides advice, information and support for parent/carers of children with learning disabilities and special educational needs with telephone and one-to-one support on a range of issues including education, health, housing, benefits and other matters. There are parenting programmes and workshops throughout the year.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals who work closely with other children’s services to support children and young people. The organisation provides assessment, treatment and support of the mental health, behavioural and emotional well-being needs of children.

Children’s Integrated Therapies including Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

The Children’s Integrated Therapies (CIT) service offers both integrated and single therapies dependent upon need and will provide specialist assessment, treatment and management for those children that meet the criteria for the service.

Citizens Advice Barnet

Citizens Advice Barnet provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and guidance to people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Barnet

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS provides parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability with free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support.

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