SEN Information Report

School Vision Statement for Children with Special Educational Needs:


Our vision is that all children will succeed in their learning and no individual or group will be left behind. All children will thrive because barriers to learning are removed. Effective and inclusive partnership work will ensure early identification and suitable provision. This will take place in an inspirational setting, where everyone works together to ensure all children have the opportunity to ‘Be the Best they can Be!’

Chipstead Valley Primary School is an inclusive school, which offers a range of provision to support the needs detailed in the Code of Practice (2015) under the following headings: Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Physical and/or Sensory. The range of support deployed will be tailored to meet individual need, as a result of thorough assessments by the school and/or external agencies, when required. Our aim is that all pupils leave Chipstead Valley as independent and resilient learners.



Our school has become an early adopter in an exciting new initiative by Croydon Council to improve support for children with special needs or disabilities who live in Croydon.

Along with several other schools in our area, we’ve been given funding to provide earlier and better targeted help and support to SEND youngsters. This will enable our special needs staff to work closely with our partner schools to quickly get the necessary support and help for students who are beginning to demonstrate that they have additional needs that can’t be met through our own school SEND resources.

This early help which may be in the form of advice, school-to-school support, referral to specialist services, or additional resource can be put in place rapidly without unnecessary delay. This is because our group of schools hold the funding between us so we can direct this to the most suitable children in an efficient targeted way.

The initiative is called “Locality SEND Support” and will run throughout this academic year. We will monitor the outcomes closely, and if it proves successful it is anticipated that it will then be rolled out across all schools in Croydon. Presently the scheme is only for Croydon residents and will not impact on students who already have an Education & Health care Plan or those in Enhanced Learning Provisions.

If you want to learn more about this scheme, please contact our SENDCO and we will be happy to send you further details.


For more information and the full SEN Information report, please click on the link below.

SEND Information Report - Chipstead Valley 2023-2024