Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

SEND Co-ordinator - Mrs J Atherton, please contact via the school office administration@oakleyprimary.academy or telephone (01234) 822104


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information At Oakley Primary Academy we recognise that our pupils have a variety of needs. We are committed to the inclusion of all pupils in a broad and balanced curriculum, made accessible through differentiated activities and interventions.

We aim to ensure the identification of all pupils requiring Special Educational Needs provision as early as possible in their educational journey, to ensure they can access the curriculum and take as full a part as possible in school activities.

We track and monitor the progress and attainment of SEND pupils closely and work alongside the children and families to ensure that they are involved in the provision we provide.

We recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life and believe pupils will be helped to overcome their difficulties and barriers by parents, teachers and pupils working together.

Definition of Special Educational Needs

A child has special educational needs if he or she has learning difficulties that call for special educational provision to be made.

Children have a learning difficulty if they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than most children of the same age or have a disability which needs different educational facilities from those that schools generally provide for children of the same age in the area.

Educational provision is that which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by the SAF.

If your child has been identified as having a special educational need there is further information and confidential support provided by Bedford Borough through the Parent Partnership Service. Please follow this link for more information.


Please click here for Bedford Borough Council Local Offer

Please click here for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Accessibility Plan

Oakley Primary Local Offer 

Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

I would like to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy. We are a friendly village school with exciting times ahead as we begin our journey of being part of the newly formed Meridian Trust. We work closely with all the schools within the Trust, as well as other schools and pre-schools in the local area. This enables us to share expertise, good practice and learn and move forward together. The close links we have with the pre-schools enable us to really get to know the pupils and their families before they join the Early Years.

We are proud to be a ‘Values School’. The values we teach are modelled by our staff members and through our teaching of the curriculum. We are a supportive and hardworking team, where all stakeholders are valued and listened to.

At Oakley Primary Academy we deliver the National Curriculum through a creative curriculum so that learning is creative, fun, and meaningful. There is a clear progression of knowledge in each subject to enable children to grow in all areas and be successful, not only academically, but in daily life.

We work very closely with the families of our school and acknowledge the importance of close home/school links.

We have an open-door policy and there is always someone available if you wish to talk.

I am extremely proud of our school and of all the hard work from our pupils, families, staff, and governors.

Please visit our website to find out more about Oakley Primary.https://www.oakley.beds.sch.uk

Sarah Litchfield