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SEND Sustainability Plan

If you are looking for information about our new SEND Sustainability Plan see 'SEND sustainability plan'

Secondary schools information

Information about SEND secondary schools, special schools and resource bases in Wiltshire.

School websites must publish detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing, and making provision for pupils with SEN, to read more about schools SEN information visit - School SEND Information.

School information search

You can visit the Government website to search and download information from a register of schools and colleges in England.

Get information about schools (opens new window)

Further details of independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act can be found by visiting: 

Independent Special Schools (opens new window)

Specialist support

Below is a list of schools and resource bases in Wiltshire offering specialist educational support.

The Local Offer provides information about services and support available locally that will enable young people to be an integral part of their community. As a Pathfinder and Pathfinder Champion, Wiltshire has worked hard to engage with families to explore creative person centred solutions that will enable their young people to remain in their community and explore the aspirations they describe in their EHCPs. If the SEND Service is not able to meet the needs of a young person locally, they would work with the family to explore options outside of Wiltshire to meet the needs and aspirations identified in the EHCP.

Special schools

Specialist schools are establishments that cater specifically to certain student needs. All their staff are trained to have expertise in SEND, specialised equipment will be available and the physical learning environment will be designed to be more supportive of students specific educational needs. Curriculum will often be adapted to support students in a more holistic way.

Resource bases

Resource bases within schools are areas with staff, space and equipment that cater specifically to special educational needs and disabilities. These areas will give additional support to students to help them achieve the best outcomes from the curriculum. Being part of a larger school students will often be taught integration strategies and learning strategies to give students the tools to continue to develop.

Resource bases within schools
TypeSchool and web siteTelephone
Hearing ImpairmentSheldon School (opens new window), Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, SN14 6JJ01249 766020
Cognition and LearningClarendon Academy (opens new window), Frome Road, Trowbridge BA14 0DJ01225 762686
Communication and InteractionThe John Of Gaunt School (opens new window), Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9EH01225 762637

2023 resource base update

Wiltshire Council are currently developing secondary base provisions in four secondary schools across the County of Wiltshire, to open in September 2023. These new bases will be for learners with an EHCP who require very personalised specialist intervention to meet either Communication and Interaction needs or Complex Learning needs. The pupils will also benefit from supported academic and social inclusion in the mainstream school.

Wiltshire Ordinarily Available Provision for All Learners (OPAL)

Information for professionals and parent carers Provision that the local authority expects to be made available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities in early years settings, schools and colleges.

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