Inclusion at Thornton Dale Primary School:
At Thornton Dale Primary School we celebrate every child's individual strengths, we know no two learners are alike. We provide an enriching curriculum full of opportunities for children with different skills, interests and talents in which to thrive and experience success. We also actively encourage children to be resilient and persevere when faced with difficulties. We know that everyone is good at different things and face different challenges, including children and adults. We often discuss this as a whole school during worship and also in our classes, remembering our Christian values of kindness, friendship and respect. At Thornton Dale, we provide children with a secure and caring environment, and do everything we possibly can to help them to flourish as a unique individual.
Our Special Educational Needs and/or Disability co-ordinator is Mrs Helen Sawyers. If you need to speak to her, please make an appointment via the school office or contact us at school on
Support you can access as a family:
The Local Offer:
North Yorkshire Local Authority has published its Local Offer for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. This includes information about services across health and social care as well as private, voluntary and community sectors. This can be found at: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-local-offer
To see our current Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy please click on the link to our Policies Page.
To see our current Special Educational Needs report please click on the link.
For details of admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities please see the current Admissions Policy.
Our Accessibility Plan can be seen by clicking here.