Special Educational Needs and Disability

At Wilbury, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. We have many pupils with various degrees of SEND and abilities and we aim to include them in all aspects of school life from learning, to trips out and after school clubs. The Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) are on hand for advice, guiding parents through the EHCP process, referrals to outside agencies, assessments, child protection concerns and any other situations where parents and families need support. Pupils with SEND feel well supported, happy and make progress. Parents also feel that their concerns are listened too and that their children are included at Wilbury.

“There is absolutely nothing else we could have asked for as parents of a special needs child at Wilbury Primary School. My child is included, has been made to feel welcome and has academic targets in place which everyone is working towards. Keep up the good work and thank you.”

Ms C Appenteng


Please feel free to contact us if you feel that you’d like to discuss any issues that would help your child feel more included.


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Not only are our pupils included in day to day life at Wilbury but they but they also receive targeted support as their needs require. We have many interventions implemented throughout the school. These include literacy and maths programmes, Speech and language groups, groups to enhance social skills or fine and gross motor skills. Our skilled and trained Teaching Assistants run these groups. We also have outside organisations in school such as “Speech Bubbles” and Place2Be”.




We were fortunate enough to get tickets to a Chickenshed production at the Dugdale. This was a very inclusive performance and the children loved being on stage and taking part.

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

We had a very exciting visit from the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Some  children, very happily, gained confidence through the experiences of riding a donkey and learnt how to groom and look after donkeys.