Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We are an inclusive school, where all students are valued, respected and equal members, regardless of ability, needs and behaviour. We offer all students access to a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum, and a full range of educational opportunities, regardless of their academic or physical ability.

All teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This requires the learning to be adapted as appropriate to meet individual needs. However, we believe that students with SEND may, at times, require additional support and intervention if they are to achieve their potential. We fully accept our responsibilities with complying with the SEN Code of Practice and ensuring that all students are safe, healthy and able to enjoy school life fully. Students with SEND are supported in and out of the classroom according to their individual needs, and benefit from the care and attention offered by the Learning Support department. The work of the Support Department (Conduct, Learning and Student) is instrumental in supporting the needs of vulnerable students in and out of the school setting.


Our Local Offer (which can be found on the school’s website) is information for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities identified through an Education Health Care plan (EHC) or Statement, and all those who support children with additional educational needs requiring SEND support. The information outlines the support, challenge and provision we able to put in place for children outlined above, if they join our school.

SEND: A guide for parents/carers DFE

SEND Information Report 2015.pdf

Local Offer for SEN.pdf

Please note: new statements will be classed as Education Health Care plans (EHC) yet the complete transition to this is required by 2018.

At Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, we are currently in the process of transferring to SEND: Challenge and support plans for students identified as requiring SEN support.

SENCo Contact Details

Sally Lees:

Gloucester Parent Partnership Service (GPPS)

The contact details of support services for the parents of students with special educational needs, including those for arrangements made in accordance with section 32. The GPPS provides advice, information and support which is confidential, impartial and free.

Gloucestershire Parent Partnership Service
Carers Gloucestershire
2nd Floor Messenger House
35 St Michael’s Square


Freephone: 0800 158 3603 (mobile users may be charged)

Direct lines: 01452 3893440 / 01452 389344 / 01452 389345

Gloucestershire Local Authority Local Offer

Gloucestershire Local Authority Local Offer can be found at the following address:

GlosFamilies Directory