Coombe Wood School


What is SEND?

The SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015) states that a child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

All Croydon Schools are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and ensure they can actively participate in the wider aspects of school life and support readiness for the next phase of education.

All pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community. 

As a school, Coombe Wood School works within the Croydon Local Authority guidance on Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) in mainstream schools which explains the ways pupils and students with different additional needs are provided for within school. For more information on the Croydon Local Offer, click the link below:

Croydon Local Offer (Family Information Service website)

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child and SEN needs, please contact Ms Boateng, SENCo here.

For more information see the links below: 

CWS SEND Information Report


CWS Equality Policy

CWS Accessibility Plan


Where can I go for further advice and support?