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Learning at Ashford Park

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


"Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make strong progress from their starting points because they receive high-quality care and teaching to meet their specific needs."

                                                                                                                                   OFSTED OCTOBER 2018

Mainstream SEND

Our SEND policies and mainstream information report can be found at the bottom of this page. 


The Acorn Centre

The Acorn Centre consists of:

  • EYFS & KS1 class for children with Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN)

  • KS2 class for children with Learning and Additional Needs (LAN).

Every child in our Centre has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Are you looking to learn about the provision in the Acorn Centre? Please find a YouTube clip that explains the setup of the Centre and the facilities we have - ENJOY!

The Acorn Centre at Ashford Park Primary School


  • Our Centre provides specialist teaching of Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE.
  • We run a three-year rolling programme across KS1 and KS2 to ensure our pupils learn through a range of interesting topics in each key stage.
  • A life skills programme is run in the afternoons. Each year group spends one afternoon a week with members of our intervention team learning a variety of skills to prepare them for their future.



  • Speech and Language Therapy: We have two speech and language therapists on site for three days a week. Our trained SEN assistant provides further speech and language interventions on the alternate days
  • Social and Emotional Support: All children are base lined and profiled using Thrive. Identified children receive Thrive interventions in addition to the social and emotional work children engage with in class
  • Occupational Therapy: Activities and exercises detailed in a child’s EHCP is carried out during the school day. Additional OT activities are planned in class
  • Cooking: Children have the opportunity to learn and develop culinary skills and safety in the kitchen throughout the year

"The school is strongly inclusive and equal opportunities are well promoted. Good relationships are evident throughout the school. Discrimination is not tolerated."     OFSTED 2014


  • Early Years – 6: We aim for children to be included with their mainstream class for around 50% of the time. This is usually during the afternoon but we work closely with mainstream staff to tailor additional times when it would be beneficial for the children to be included with their mainstream class.
  • Children are supported in groups of up to four by a learning support assistant whilst in their mainstream class.

"Pupils in the Acorn Centre make outstanding progress because of high-quality teaching."

                                                                                                                                          OFSTED 2014


The Acorn Centre is an integral part of Ashford Park Primary School, but admissions to the Centre is determined by the local authority (LA).

Surrey's SEND Local Offer. Please visit the link below to find SEND services across Surrey, including schools and other education and training providers. If you require further information you can contact the SEND Local Offer by phone and email or through their website:



Tel: 0300 2001004

Surrey SEND Local Offer

Please find the link to the SEND Surrey,  Finding the right primary school. Your guide to schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Surrey.

PLEASE NOTE: the decision around a place in a specialist centre will depend on whether the child will benefit from mainstream teaching alongside their mainstream peers.

Please click below for details of the Surrey County Council arrangements for applying for place at the Acorn Centre:

Surrey Admissions


  1. SEN Policy 2021Download
  2. Mainstream SEND Information Report 2021Download
  3. Acorn SEND Information Report 2021-2022Download
  4. Appendix 1 - The Acorn CentreDownload
  5. Appendix 2 Mainstream SEND ProvisionDownload
  6. Ashford Park Primary School Accessibility Plan 2021Download

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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