SEND Contribution to Local Offer

Swindon Academy is an all-through academy for children aged 2-19 years.  Swindon Academy is free to attend, with places open to pupils of all abilities.

At Swindon Academy, children are identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through a variety of ways including the following:

  • Liaison with previous setting
  • Child performing below age-related levels
  • Concerns raised by parent
  • Concerns raised by teacher
  • Liaison with external agencies
  • Diagnosis through paediatrician

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Provision

At Swindon Academy, we believe that all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals leading fulfilling lives, and
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training

Every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEND. At Swindon Academy we endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs.

Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have a full access to the school curriculum.

We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success. Special Educational Need might be an explanation for delayed or slower progress but is not an excuse, and we make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others. You can find out more details by reading our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy and our Accessibility Policy and Plan.

A review of Swindon Academy's SEN provision 2019-20 in the Secondary Phase can be found here and in the Primary Phase can be found here.  You can also view a copy of our Whole School SEND Provision Map.

A full copy of our SEN Policy can be found at  If you would like a paper copy of these policies, please notify us by calling 01793 426900 or by email at

SEND News Splash

Please see the weekly SEND News Splash below, which will give you some useful contacts and information for SEND support.

Issue 137 - 20 Sept 2022


Issue 135 - 5 Sept 2022

































































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