Meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St John Baptist Primary School, we offer a full and varied curriculum and we may provide an additional and varied provision in order to support children with SEND.  Our Inclusion Manager, Mrs Mitchell will, oversee the assessment and support of all school-based interventions and liaise with outside agencies/professionals, ensuring that the applicable support and interventions are implemented and reviewed on a regular basis.

Please click here to view the school’s SEND Information Report



What are our admission arrangements for children with SEND?

The arrangements for the admission of pupils with Special Needs or disabilities to gain admission as pupils to St John Baptist CE Primary School fall within our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and are the same as those applied to all pupils. Admission is in the first instance are arranged by application to the Local Education Authority. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. If successful, St John Baptist CE Primary School then receives notification that a child has been allocated a place.

For children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) admissions are arranged via consultation with the Local authority in which the child lives. In Lewisham, this is with the Children with Complex Needs service.

St John Baptist CE Primary School will take steps to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that no child is unable to attend St John Baptist CE Primary School because of any special need or disability. In order to promote equality of opportunity for disabled children we will make reasonable adjustments (including the provision of auxiliary aids and services) to prevent them being put under a disadvantage.

In practice we ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.  Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.

Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities;

  • Wheelchair access at the school office, Reception class and Year 1 entrances.
  • Disabled toilet located next to the hall on the ground floor.
  • Exterior lighting to improve evening access.


If needed, please also refer to the school's Admissions Policy, Accessibility Plan and SEND & Inclusion policy, which can all be found on the following school website page: