Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our SENDCo and Deputy Headteacher is Mrs Charlie Gilmour.  She has extensive experience as a SENDCo in Bradford and has worked with children from wide-ranging backgrounds and starting points. Mrs Gilmour also achieved a distinction in the National Award for SEN Co-ordination.  Our Headteacher, Mrs Wilson also has many years of experience as a SENDCo and continues to lead a school with inclusion at its heart, ensuring that we are ‘making the world a better place’ for everyone.

At Menston Primary School, we support all children with a broad range of additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which requires Special Educational Provision to be made for them.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
a) Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
b) Have difficulty which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post16 institutions.
Special Needs Code of Practice 2014.

We have pupils within all four of the broad areas of need:

We strive to ensure that we provide an education and learning experience for all children which is child-centred.  We work closely with parents and families to ensure any SEND support is created in a co-productive way.  The level of additional support and the type of provision you can expect for your child is detailed here:

Key information for Parents and Carers

You may wish to view our SEND policy, Accessibility Plan and Information Report:

Moorlands Learning Trust SEND Policy (Statutory)

Accessibility Plan

Menston Primary School SEN Information Report

You can also view Bradford’s Local Offer here: Bradford and District Local Offer Website


Other information and documents which you may find useful are listed below:

Glossary of Acronyms

Neurodiversity Easy Read

Supporting Children who are reluctant communicators


Click the questions below for more information:


We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School has achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our My Happy Mind theme for this half term is ‘Appreciate’. The Appreciate module teaches children to understand why gratitude matters and how we can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!

Important Dates

May Half Term
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Children
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
KS2 Sports Day (provisional date which may need to change depending on Y6 – Y7 transition days)
Jun 20 all-day