Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Welcome to the St Matthew’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) page. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child further, do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak to the SENDCo Miss Keates. The SENDCo can be reached by calling to book an appointment or emailing sendco@stmatthewsce.bradford.sch.uk.

St Matthew’s C of E Primary School and Nursery values the individuality of all pupils; we are committed to giving pupils an equal opportunity to achieve the highest standard of education and have access to the full curriculum. We do this by taking account of pupils varied interests and needs. We intend to provide education that meets the specific needs of all individuals and groups of pupils, with the aim to eliminate discrimination. 

The ultimate purpose of inclusion is to enable pupils to flourish in adult life. St Matthew’s C of E Primary School and Nursery aims to increase the level and quality of inclusion within school, while protecting and enhancing specialist provision for those who need it.

Below you can find our 'SEND Information Report' which details our SEND offer.  

Bradford Local Offer.  

The Local Offer sets out the support available in the local area for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities (including those without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan).

Local authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to develop a local offer and publish it on their website.

This is so they can:

  • Provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about available provision and how to access it.
  • Make sure the provision responds to local needs and aspirations.
  • Involve the local community, children and young people with SEND, and service providers (including schools).

All schools must co-operate with the LA for its development and review of the local offer.

This is explained in chapter 4 of the SEND Code of Practice.

You can access Bradford’s Local offer by following the link below:



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