Increase to Pupil Numbers in the Learning Resource Provision

Sufficiency of Specialist places for Children and Young People with SEND

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to keep under review the specialist provision it makes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also must ensure there are sufficient specialist places available to meet the needs of the growing SEND population. 

In the last 10 years there has been a year on year growth of children who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) which has increased demand on schools for specialist support. 

Co-op Academy Grange

We are strong believers in inclusion and are privileged to share the Southfield Grange Campus with Co-op Academy Southfield, enabling us to make provision for students with a wide range of needs. We believe it is essential that students are able to learn in an environment where they feel safe and well supported. We do this whilst recognising the importance of maintaining a positive, caring and inclusive ethos, where the ability of every student is recognised, developed and rewarded.

We work closely with the Local Authority to support Children and Young People with an Education and Health Care Plan in order to give them the best possible learning journey. 

We currently run a successful Resourced Provision for pupils with special educational needs. This is a designated specialist provision for children and young people with an Education and Health Care Plan for Autism 

Many children who have an EHCP can have their needs met within a mainstream school but for some pupil’s additional support is required in specialist provision. 

Bradford has a range of specialist provisions such as:

  • Special Schools
  • Early Years Enhanced Provision 
  • Resourced Provisions 

What is a Resourced Provision?

The provision is within a mainstream school, designed to provide specialist and targeted support for children and young people with an EHCP. Children accessing a RP will be on the roll of the mainstream school and will be fully supported by the specialist RP staff and the staff of the mainstream school working in partnership. 

What are we consulting on?

  • Expanding our current 12 placed Resourced Provision to 24 places for secondary aged children with Communication and interaction needs including Autism 

This provision will be staffed and managed by the Academy. The provision will continue to be part of the school and its ethos. Pupils accessing the provision will be on the roll of the school. The school SENCo and the teacher in charge of the RP will work closely together to ensure pupils have individual learning opportunities and are able to access as much mainstream education as the individual pupil is able to, in order to meet their needs.

The consultation will be open from the 11th January- 7th February 2022 for you to share your views.

Please click on the link below and answer a few simple questions to share your view on the proposal :

If you would prefer a paper copy please contact the school office. Tel: 01274 779662 or e-mail:

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