SEN Inclusion Award

Presented to the UK Mainstream School that can demonstrate an increase in the quality of care and education services provided to students with Special Educational Needs.

2018 Winner:
Ernesettle Community School, Devon

 Ernesettle Community School

Ernesettle prides itself on an inclusive ethos where every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Rigorous systems for tracking children’s progress are managed by a highly dedicated team and strong relationships with other supportive agencies to foster an environment where children who have had difficulty accessing a mainstream environment are able to thrive.


St Peter's School Huntingdon, Cambridge
The Stanway School, Essex
Coppetts Wood Primary, London
Hollingworth Academy, Rochdale
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham

2017 Winner
The Pingle Academy

 Pingle Academy
The Pingle Academy is an 11-18 comprehensive school of 1040 students, with SEN students in mainstream as well as in specialist provisions, such as an Enhanced Resource Provision of 29 students with moderate and severe learning difficulties and an Autism Resource Centre of 10 students who attend mainstream lessons and play a full part in school life. The Academy works with a variety of agencies such as speech therapists and physical and visual impairment services. An additional provision has just been completed for autistic students who cannot access mainstream education. This is purpose built and students are currently on an induction programme, which has been positive. Current student and GB Paralympic Bonze medal swimmer, Lewis White achieved good GCSE grades alongside his heavy training schedule and is now studying for his A Levels.


Ernesettle Community School
Eversley Primary School

2016 Winner
St James CE Primary, Northamptonshire

2016 SEN Inclusion Award winner

St James’ has two specialist provisions attached for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, recognising the importance of each child as an individual. It has been awarded Inclusion Quality Mark flagship status for the third year running. With over 40 languages spoken among the pupils at entry, there is a real sense of belonging and inclusivity within the school, both in and outside of the classroom.

Eversley Primary, London
Marine Primary Academy, Plymouth
Matravers, Wiltshire
Woodhouse Primary Academy, Birmingham

2015 Winner
Marine Academy, Plymouth

Marine Academy Primary is the first free school in the UK to be awarded Makaton Friendly status by The Makaton Charity, recognising their efforts to make services accessible to children with speech and language difficulties. Staff have all received professional training in Makaton sign language, so that all classes can be taught how to use it and benefit from greater communication skills.

Commonweal School, Swindon
St James CE Primary School, Northampton
Swanwick Hall School, Derbyshire