Special Educational Needs

We are committed to inclusion and believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible to them. A number of children in the course of their school career will experience periods when they have difficulty in keeping up with their peers. Pupils develop at different rates especially in primary education. The school is committed to identifying and supporting any child in this position under the Special Educational Needs System.

Whitehall Park School, like all schools in Islington, are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

To find out more about our SEN provision, view our SEN Information Report

To find out more about our policy guidelines, view our SEND Policy


Whitehall Park School, and all schools across Bellevue Place Education Trust are inclusive; we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and we are committed to ensuring all members of our community are of equal worth.   We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Please read our full Equality Policy

Our objectives are to narrow the attainment gap between groups of pupils as follows:-

  • Narrow the gap between boys and girls
  • To ensure that all children of Asian heritage and children of other mixed backgrounds make at least good progress in reading and writing.
  • Ensuring that all children make good progress, with particular focus on those children in receipt of PPG when compared to children who are not.

Extra Support is Islington:

Click here for information, advice and services for children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.

Here are links to local children’s centres that may provide additional support for families with children under the age of 5:

Archway Children’s Centre

Margaret McMillan Nursery School