Special Education

    Helping pupils with special educational needs at Westminster City School

    We are an inclusive Westminster school that caters for a diversity of educational needs. We foster recognition of individual needs and achievement and strive to ensure every member of our community appreciates diversity.

    We are committed to providing educational opportunities for all pupils whatever their Special Educational Needs. The school is an accessible environment and a nurturing learning environment for all pupils. The emotional well being of all our pupils is at the heart of our school ethos.

    The term Special Educational Need refers to a learning difficulty or disability that makes it harder for a child to learn than most other children of the same age.

    Westminster City School is committed to helping pupils with special education needs, and follows the guidelines contained in the SEN Code of Practice 2001 and the Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001. All pupils at Westminster City School have access to the full National Curriculum, though some pupils may need a modified curriculum. This may involve additional help within lessons or withdrawal for help on an individual or small group basis. An Individual Educational Plan is devised to meet the needs of the pupils and advice may be sought from appropriate external agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service or Medical Service.

    Our school’s Special Educational Needs Policy sets out the philosophy and organisation of support for pupils who have SEN.

    SEN Policy | PDF

    The school’s SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) is Ms K Scarlet.


    Contact details for Westminster Parent Partnership Service:

    Post: SEN Parent Partnership Officer, 1st Floor, 4 Frampton Street, London, NW8 8LF
    Tel: 020 7641 5355
    Fax: 020 7641 7609
    Email: rchowdhury@westminster.gov.uk