Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 requires the school to publish certain information regarding our provision for pupils with SEN. We hope parents of current and prospective pupils find the information in the documents 'SEN Information Report', 'Local Offer for SEN and/or disability' and 'SEND MAT Policy' helpful and we encourage all interested parties to contact the school for more information.

We are an inclusive mainstream setting catering for children and young people with a wide range of needs who are able to demonstrate capacity for accessing the mainstream curriculum with differentiation and support. We currently support pupils with Cognition and Learning needs, Communication and interaction Difficulties, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Physical Impairments, Sensory Needs, Speech and Language Disorder and Delay, Developmental Language Disorder and Social and Emotional Mental Health Difficulties.

Children with SEN are identified as early as possible. This may be through concerns raised by parents, the pre-school provider or the class teacher. These concerns are based on the pupil’s general wellbeing, their emotional or behavioural profile, their progress in comparison with their peer group, or their profile against recognised characteristics of specific forms of SEN. Early identification is essential; staff working in school monitor the children’s progress at least termly through regular pupil progress meetings which are led by the senior leadership team. Concerns are initially raised with the class teacher who will discuss them with the child, child’s family, the SENCO and the Principal. This discussion focuses on the desired outcomes for the child, and looks at what provision might be necessary to enable the child to reach those outcomes. Depending on the level of the child’s needs, the decision might be made to offer class based support or advice might be offered to the class teacher in order to support specific specialist differentiation for the pupil. For some pupils, in addition to the class based support, an out of class intervention might be offered. Those pupils with the highest levels of need might be referred to other agencies for further advice and support. The school SENCO keeps a register of pupils requiring additional support in order to monitor the progress of these pupils, and to plan for provision across the school.

If you have concerns about any aspect of your child’s education, your first point of contact should be your child’s class teacher. The class teacher may then seek the involvement of the school SENCO. Alternatively the school SENCO can be contacted directly via the email address provided below.

Our School SENCO is Miss Sophie Maxwell, who is available on: senco@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk 


Local Offer for SEN and / or disability  

SEN Information Report


Further information:

The 0-25 Cheshire East Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability can be found using the following link:



Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS) workshops, quick guides and coffee mornings information:

Calendar of Events


Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust:

Support for Parents/Carers who have children with additional needs (no diagnosis necessary)

Further Information


Other links that may be useful include:







If you would prefer a hard copy of any the information on any part of the website then please contact school directly and we will get a paper copy to you.