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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Downley School welcomes all pupils regardless of difference for whom we are deemed to be the most appropriate school. We aim to deliver an inclusive curriculum that embraces all levels of learning and challenge. We recognise that every child is an individual, with bespoke needs, strengths and talents. As such, we meet these differing needs and strengths through a challenging and wide curriculum. We build self-esteem through positive learning experiences and involve all pupils in whole school life. 

We use the Assess, Plan, Do, Review approach and the Buckinghamshire Graduated Approach to guide our specialist provision, depending on the needs of our pupils. This enables all our pupils will be able to access and enjoy the broad and balanced curriculum, with specialist and differentiated approach where required. 

All areas of the school building are fully accessible to wheelchair users as we have a disabled toilet and changing facilities. The upper floor is accessed via a lift and ramps.  

The Downley School follows the guidance of the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and Buckinghamshire Guidelines which uses a graduated approach to the identification, assessment and provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

Our SEND Co Ordinator is Ms Colebourne.

Full details about the provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be found in the Annual SEN Report here:

Should you need to complain about any aspect of SEND please contact Mrs Colebourne via the school telephone number.