SEND and Inclusion

Inclusion is fundamental to our beliefs and values at Heybridge Primary School. Our values of respect and equality underpin everything that we do and are visible in every member of the school community.

We understand that our children come to school with different experiences and challenges and learn in very different ways, however, we believe that nothing is a barrier to learning. Whether it be a special educational need, physical disability, English as an additional language or other factors, we provide all the support possible to ensure that children make good or better progress, meeting their potential in everything they do. Along with this, we work to ensure that all children leave us with strong moral values and the confidence to thrive in their bright futures.

Heybridge Primary School has a passionate and committed inclusion team that make it their core purpose to ensure that children with additional needs or challenges to learning get the very most out of their experiences at school.  This includes team members who support those who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding, members who lead the provision for children with special educational needs and learning mentors who provide emotional support and nurture for vulnerable children, allowing all to access learning and the curriculum with confidence.

Through high-quality teaching, support, nurture and understanding, we believe that every child can achieve the extraordinary.


Local Offer for children and young people with SEND

You can find information and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability on the Essex Local Offer site.

This includes advice and information on:

  • education

  • specialist equipment

  • health

  • Education, Health and Care Plans

  • social care

  • entertainment and leisure

  • family support and community

  • money matters

  • preparing for adulthood

  • transport


For free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) for children and young people (age 0-25), parents and carers, please contact Essex SENDIASS. You can make a self-referral online at or contact them directly on 01245 204338 /


For local support groups please visit: