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Our SEND Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school.

The SEND Information Report was reviewed and updated in September 2023.

At Burnopfield we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.

Key Contacts​

  • Mrs R Brunton – Headteacher

  • Mrs B Marley SENDCO

  • Mrs M Scott –Governor for SEND

  • All staff can be contacted by the school office on 01207 270397 or by emailing

Intent for SEND children at Burnopfield School​

Every child with SEND will achieve well based on their starting points and end points during their time in our school. SEND children will fulfil their potential and access our full curriculum with suitable adaptations where needed.

We endeavour to remove barriers to learning for our children by differentiating appropriately, giving correct support and making reasonable adjustments to our provision. We will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of our SEND children and encourage them to apply what they know with increasing fluency and independence.

SEND Admissions​

For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section.

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.​

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The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the County Durham Local Offer

"There is an ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported"


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