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Special Educational Needs

The school in context

The school is a large Catholic High school in Eccles. The school intake at eleven years old contains pupils with a wide range of levels of attainment. We have been successful in targeting our five main Catholic feeder primary schools. The intake as a whole comes from 20+ schools in the surrounding area.

The school is a new state of the art, 3 storey building, opened in April 2013. There is a disabled access lift to each floor, several disabled toilets and there is disabled access to the school via the main entrance, the back and side entrances. The Sports Hall also has disabled access.

Mission Statement

Our outstanding school community is guided by the gospel values of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, justice, integrity, humility and truth. Faith and worship are lived, taught and celebrated. We recognise the importance of service to others and the opportunity to be witnesses to Christ in our community.

All are unique and strive for personal growth. We celebrate the pursuit of academic excellence, applaud ambition and value the achievements of all. Our pupils are expected to achieve their best and use their learning to make a difference in the world they live in.

SEN Provision

St Patrick's RC High School is fully supportive of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and we continue to work hard to improve the SEND provision in school.

The SEND department seek to develop the full potential of each child, recognising the uniqueness of each individual. We aim to provide support for pupils who require it within a caring, Catholic environment that allows pupils to develop towards their full potential, regardless of ability.

We liaise with our feeder primary schools from Year 5 onwards and try to ensure we are aware of the additional educational, behavioural and health needs of our incoming Year 7 pupils. Parental contributions are also greatly appreciated. We maintain close links with the Educational Psychology Service and the Children and Adolescent's Mental Health Service.

We employ Teaching Assistants to work with pupils with wide ranging learning needs and identified barriers to learning. They work predominantly in the classrooms supporting pupils to access the curriculum but will sometimes lead specific intervention or 1:1 work such as Literacy Catch Up, Numeracy Catch Up and Reading Groups. Areas of specialism include Speech and Language Therapy and Dyslexia support.

Our current cohort of pupils includes pupils with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments as well as a variety of other learning needs.

Should you require more information on our SEN provision please contact Mr Luan Barrie (SENDCO) or Mrs Caroline Bradford (Assistant SENDCO).

SEND Report

The SEND Policy, SEND Report and Local Offer can be found in the policies and documents section of this website.


Contact Us

St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ