At Castleside Primary school we are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We ensure that all children at Castleside can access and take part in activities, trips and other curricular experiences. We provide for children with additional needs to make sure they can participate fully in an environment that is truly inclusive. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure we can fully meet any needs appropriately.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council and further information can be found in the school Admissions Policy that can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Education Needs) follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school. Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school. You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs. The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting. .
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment with our SENCO Miss Barrass.