A proud member of


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our SEND Governor is Mr Steve Mornington.

Our SENDCO is Mr Luke Oldroyd.


Normanton Common Primary Academy is an inclusive school and we welcome children with SEND as outlined in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. Please see Admissions Policy for further details.


At Normanton Common, we ensure that all pupils have access to an enriched environment and a stimulating curriculum that enables all children to enjoy and achieve their full potential. Children are encouraged to foster a keen desire to learn and do well and reach their goals in a safe and secure learning environment. As such, we are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers.

You can find our SEND Information Report and relevant policies on the right-hand side of this page.

This information is part of Wakefield Local Authority’s Local Offer.

Who can I contact for further information? 

  • If you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs please contact the school office on 01924 890576 to arrange a meeting with our acting SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), Mr Luke Oldroyd.
  • If you are considering sending your child to Normanton Common Primary Academy, please make an appointment to arrange a visit to our school. You will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s specific needs and to ask any questions relating to your child’s education.
  • Where appropriate, we access support from Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison Service (WESAIL). If you wish to contact them directly, their details are as follows:
    Telephone: 07961 897036
    Email: WESAIL@barnardos.org.uk
     Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH


The School works with due regard to the following guidelines:

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25

Schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

The Equality Act 2010

Section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014



Further Support

Local Groups for Parents and Carers – click link below:

Wakefield Parent Carer Forum


WESAIL have a page on the local offer with lots of useful handouts that maybe of interest if you need further information and advice on subjects such as;
Education Health and Care Plans
SENDIASS- Going to meetings
Benefits and Entitlements
Click on the link below and choose the tab “useful information” and it will give you the full list

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. They are the NHS service that offers support and treatment for children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.


Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. Since its launch in 2016, it has been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach stations, leisure facilities, the NHS, a number of police, fire and ambulance services, and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.


Witherslack Group pride themselves on their unwavering commitment to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs, as well as professionals working within the SEN sector. Their webinars will allow you to stay connected, inspired and informed wherever you are in the world!
You can browse upcoming webinars using this link:  https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/support-and-events/webinars/

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