Special Educational Needs Information

Special Educational Needs

The school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Jules Sanders . 

She works to support the class teachers at High Street Primary Academy to meet the needs of children who have Special Educational Needs.

Below is a link to our Special Educational Needs Information Report, (updated December 2018) which gives advice, contacts and general information detailing how the school supports the Special Educational Needs (SEN) children and their parents/carers.

At High Street every endeavour to allow access to the school for all children will be made.  However, please be aware of the potential difficulties for certain categories of physical disability due to the nature of the building. Any request for a place at High Street Primary Academy will be treated sympathetically by the Governors.


Support for Parents of Children with SEND

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.

PIAS provides parents, carers of children and young people with SEND and also the children with:

  • support at meetings
  • support with choosing schools, education and training settings

They can be contacted on 01752 258933 / 0800 953 1131

Completely Special
Supports parents/families of children with disabilities. They hold regular events that parents, carers, siblings and even grannies can enjoy with a disabled child. They offer support and advice and also hold a variety of events, coffee evenings and meetings.
Contact: Tessa (Chair): 07727674730 or Denise (Secretary): 07850426729


Family Additional Needs Support (F.A.N.S) is a non-profit organisation in Plymouth that supports families with children with additional needs either diagnosed or still going through the process. We hold coffee mornings every Monday 9.30-11.30am and also hold additional needs activity evenings every Wednesday 6-8pm. These are both held at Stoke Youth and Community Centre,
Masterman Road, Stoke, Plymouth, PL2 1BJ.
Find us on Facebook by searching F.A.N.S.
Contact Kerry McMannus on 07599 996389

Contact: Tessa (Chair): 07727674730 or Denise (Secretary): 07850426729



Sibs Sibs is a UK charity representing the needs of siblings of children with disabilitie

Contact: Tessa (Chair): 07727674730 or Denise (Secretary): 07850426729


Friends and Families of Special Children

Friends and families of special children non-profit organisation unique to Plymouth, providing information, support and services for families with disabled children. The website is really useful with lots of information and often has upcoming events listed.


Useful Organisations


Websites for Children

Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:

More information and links to useful websites will be added here as time goes on.