At Hollingwood, we are a fully inclusive and accessible school. We support all pupils to achieve their potential, personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum and help them prepare for the future.

We are very lucky to have a Resourced Provision at our school. The staff in the RP are specially trained to support children who have social, emotional and mental health needs. This is a Local Authority led provision.

Children may have special educational needs that require additional support when progress has slowed or stopped. They may have a learning need or disability that calls for additional or adapted learning provision to be made. We implement a graduated approach as recommend by Bradford Local Authority. This is based on an Assess-Plan-Do-Review structure and follows the Bradford matrix of need.

At Hollingwood Primary School pupils are identified as having SEND when they are having difficulties with their learning. There are varying stages of SEND which help us decide what support your child needs:

Quality First Teaching This is where teachers recognise that a child needs access to a range of resources in the classroom to help them learn alongside their peers and continue to make good progress.
SEN Support When children are at this stage, they will access some interventions to ensure they continue to make good progress.
SEND Support + Children working at this stage are gaining access to a greater number of interventions. This may be done in in small groups or as 121. It may be that provision is adapted and a child has a bespoke timetable to ensure they are still able to make progress and be successful at school.
Education Care and Health Plan Children who have an EHCP usually have a greater level of SEND. It is recognised by professionals that they need a greater level or support in order to continue to be success in mainstream school. Some children who have an EHCP may have someone working with them to support them but this depends on the level of need.
Education Care and Health Plan + If a child is working at EHCP + this means that they usually working in a more specialist provision. This could be an Additional Resource Centre or Designated Specialist Provision with specially trained teachers.


We have a number of documents that may help you understand SEND both at Hollingwood and across the city.



Disability Accessibility Plan with GB


PAY Local Offer – Hollingwood Primary School



SEND Report



SEND Policy



Bradford Local Offer


Medicine and Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy



Useful Websites

Special education needs and disabilities (SEND) information for parents can often be hard to find or difficult to access. To help parents and carers we have bought together some useful national information on key topics and parental support in the following links:


Neurodiversity Charity –

Family Action SEND Support for Parents –

Free Webinars for ADHD, Autism, speech delay and more.

BBC Bitesize SEND Support for parents.

Therapeutic Services.

Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Support –

Bradford SENDIASS – Support with SEND and EHCPs.