We endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs. This includes: children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL), Gifted & Talented children (G & T), Pupil Premium children (P.P.), Looked after Children (LAC) and children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). All teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have full access to the school curriculum.

We make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between groups of learners and their peers. There may be some specific learning needs specified in an Educational Health and Care plan (EHCP) which we tailor teaching and learning to support and facilitate the individual learning needs, specifically for their current stage of learning. We also work closely with external organisations, to provide the best support and care for each individual.

We, as a school, are in a unique position to promote positive wellbeing and good mental health in children. Staff have opportunities to build relationships with, and offer support to, their children and their families by:

  • Creating an environment where children feel safe and happy
  • Identifying children’s specific mental health needs
  • Providing support for pupils with particular needs
  • Referring to and/or delivering specialist therapeutic provision.

It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils with special educational needs have the maximum opportunity to attain and make progress in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes, which address the root causes of any learning difficulty, are essential ingredients of success for SEND children.

We aim to keep parents fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment and to ensure that pupils are involved, where practicable, in decisions affecting their future SEND provision.

We believe pupils will be helped to overcome their difficulties by parents, teachers and pupils working together.

To contact the SENDCO at Harrold Primary Academy, Mrs Sharon White, please email

If your child has been identified as having a special educational need there is further information and confidential support provided by Bedford Borough through the Parent Partnership Service. Please follow this link for more information:

Please click here for information on bitesize virtual information and training sessions for young people, parents and professionals from the Bedford SEND Information, Advice and Support Service.


SEND information report 2020
Harrold Primary Academy SEND Policy 2020
HPA Accessibility Plan 201920
SEND Local Offer
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.