Children with special educational needs (SEND)

2. Secondary schools

Secondary Schools always aim to meet the needs of individual children. Most will find their needs are met within a mainstream school.

Some children however may have additional needs which require additional support. For example; when children have a learning difficulty or a disability that means they find it harder to learn than other children in their age group.

Children may have a range of needs including:

  • physical or sensory difficulties
  • language difficulties
  • emotional or behavioural difficulties

The network of services that work with schools in Stockport means that each young person's needs can be addressed with additional support to overcome the barriers they face.

We have a number of schools which have been designated as suitable for children with physical disabilities:

  • Priestnall School
  • Cheadle Hulme High School
  • Marple Hall School
  • St James' Catholic High School
  • Bramhall High School
  • Stockport School
  • Stockport Academy

Bramhall High School and Cheadle Hulme High School are also designated for children with sensory impairment.

Kingsway School and Hazel Grove High School are resourced to provide 3 places in each year group for pupils with severe learning difficulties.

For pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, the Headteacher will have invited the parents of those children to a transfer review in the Summer Term of Year 5 to discuss the appropriate type of provision required when the pupil transfers to secondary school.

During the Autumn term, parents of year 6 children who have an EHC Plan will receive a letter about changing schools which will provide further information.

Our Local Offer website provides information, advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs aged from 0 to 25 years and their families.

Visit the Local Offer