Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

Tonacliffe Primary School is a caring and inclusive school with a deep belief that every child matters. Our aim is to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children and families feel happy and secure. We want every child to be engaged actively in their learning, knowing they are cared for and supported throughout.


At Tonacliffe, we value each child as an individual for their personal strengths, talents and achievements. We believe that all children are unique and that their qualities should be celebrated. In addition to this, we believe that it is our duty to do our very best to meet individual needs, whether these are centred on academic learning; physical and sensory development; speech, language and communication needs or social and emotional development.


All staff are committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable all children to be included fully in all aspects of school life. Our vision is for all children to be respected and to be seen to have the potential to improve.

The children’s wellbeing is at the centre of school life and the key to enjoying success. This is supported by high expectations and by developing personal awareness, creativity and social understanding. We aim to develop confident children who are proud of who they are and who see a world full of possibilities.


Best outcomes for all children, not just those with SEND, are achieved when school and parents are able to work together, sharing information in a transparent and supportive manner. We believe that parents are the first educator of the child and therefore play a crucial role in their development.


We welcome all children whatever the differences in their abilities and behaviours. We work with children, parents and outside agencies to ensure that their different needs are understood, with the correct provision being provided.

Government links to resources for parents of children with SEND

Family Information Network Directory (FIND)

Help for parents and carers with children who have special educational needs and disabilities through Lancashire County Council.

FIND Support Services

Reception September 2023 new starters - all welcome to come and visit and see school in action. Make an appointment by phoning the school office: 01706344609.