Success and Respect for All

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Kippax North we are proud of our inclusive ethos and strive for  all children to succeed in their education, become independent, resilient learners and support them in gaining the necessary social skills and academic skills to have a life full of quality choices.  We promote ‘Digging Deep and Aiming High’ in all our children’s learning. Our SEND provision is driven by fostering our children’s understanding of being tolerant, respectful, keeping safe and, most importantly, imagining the possibilities without a ceiling being placed on their learning or aspirations.

We work closely with our children, families and a wide range of professionals so that we can ensure the best possible educational outcomes and continued good physical and mental health and wellbeing for our children. Early identification of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) enables early intervention to be implemented and extra support to be put in place in order to remove any barriers to learning.

Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

All teachers are teachers of children with additional educational needs. In every subject strategies are put in place to enable children to make progress.  Children are assessed and monitored.  Some children receive extra individual or group support from either a Teaching Assistant, who liaises with the SENDCo and class teacher; the class teacher, or an external provider. The SENDCo monitors and reviews progress regularly with staff and the Headteacher. Children with additional needs are encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life, including extra-curricular activities such as sports, educational visits, school concerts and productions.

We work with the Brigshaw Guidance and Support team to provide additional support for pupils where necessary. This may take the form of counselling or family support.  Staff, advised by the SEN Co-ordinator (SENDCO), may draw up an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to support a child’s learning by setting appropriate achievable targets. This may involve support from external support agencies (eg school psychologist, Trust-appointed staff) and parents will be regularly consulted about this process. Parental consent is sought before an outside agency is consulted.

The Governing Body maintains a strategic overview of SEN provision through the SEN Governor who holds regular meetings with the Headteacher and SENDCo.

Links are maintained with the local high schools to ensure a smooth transition between the different stages of education.

From September 2014, there were a number of changes to improve services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  The changes were a result of a Children and Families Act 2014 which became law on the 13 March 2014. The Act aims to improve how different agencies and services work together and create a more joined-up approach to the statutory assessment process for children and young people with the most complex needs. on the 13 March 2014. The Act aims to improve how different agencies and services improve how different agencies and services work together and create a more joined-up approach to the statutory assessment process for children and young people with the most complex needs.

Inclusion team

The Inclusion Manager liaises with teaching and support staff, parents and external agencies. The Inclusion Team comprises of Mrs B Burland (Headteacher), Mrs L Smith ( SENDCO and Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Ball (Pupil Welfare Officer) and designated support staff with a wide range of specialist knowledge and training. The team liaise closely with teaching and support staff, parents and external agencies.

If you have concerns regarding your child’s progress or well-being at school these can be discussed with their class teacher in the first instance or by emailing or 



Our school buildings are fully accessible to people with physical disabilities. In addition, in compliance with DDA requirements and our Trust and school policies, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled children, staff and visitors.

  • Kippax North Primary’s Policy page: On here you will be able to find Policies such as the Accessibility Plan, SEN Policy, etc
  • Dyslexia Action: Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
  • West Yorkshire CANN: Leeds Children Additional Needs Network. A number of charities with a similar goal working together to achieve the best results.
  • Little Hiccups: Local parent led Support Group for children with special needs and disabilities offering outreach, family fun days and other activities.
  • Scope: Activities, advice and information for families with disabled children and young people in Leeds.
  • Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit: These pages contain advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills.

Term dates 2023-24

Term Dates for 2023-24 Can be found here

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 6th Sept to Friday 27th Oct

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19th Feb to Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 9th Jan to Friday 9th Feb

Monday 6th Nov to Friday 22nd Dec

Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25th Dec to Friday 5th Jan

Half Term

Monday 30th Oct to Friday 3rd Nov

Half Term

Monday 12th Feb to Friday 16th Feb

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2023 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
17 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
16 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

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