Withington School values the contribution that every child can make and is supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress. 

The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access to all.  All children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are valued, respected and considered equal members of the school.  As such, provision for pupils with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole.  

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, which you wish to raise, please do with your child's class teacher in the first instance.  Class teachers work closely with the SENDCo to ensure all SEND pupils are identified and supported.  

Our School SENDCo is Mrs Marika Hortop who can be contacted on 

The school SEND policy and provision arrangements can be accessed via the links below

SEND Information Report 2020/2021

SEND Policy

Gloucestershire Local Offer


Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The Local Offer tells you what support the local authority expects to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. It must include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

You can find the Gloucestershire Local Offer here.


The Local Offer is for:

  • children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities from birth to 25
  • their parents and carers
  • practitioners and professionals.