At Halfpenny Lane we want all of our pupils to be able to make the most of their education and know that they are a valuable member of the school community, regardless of their particular needs.

We give pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the support they need, along with a broad and balanced curriculum. We work closely with families to help their children succeed and go on to the next stage of their education with confidence. We aim high with our SEND pupils and we expect their results to be better than the national average.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is in charge of our SEND work at Halfpenny Lane and organises support for individual pupils including those who have Educational Health and Care Plans or Statements.

SENCo: Mrs K Gawthorp
Contactable at: 01977 703270 or via email:

SEND and Inclusion SPRB Member: Mrs Amanda Small

Useful links:

Accessibility Plan Download
Area of Need Document Download
SEN Information Report Download
SEND Glossary Download
SEND Policy Download
Waves of Intervention Download

SEND Local Offer

All Local Authorities are required to publish a Local Offer. The aim is to help anyone to easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families. This information includes health, social care, education, leisure and information from charities and support groups. You can find Wakefield’s Local Offer here.