Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Page

Thornhill Lees Infant and Nursery is an Inclusive School with a strong belief that all children’s needs should be met as fully as possible irrespective of gender, race or disability. We ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all our school community and work hard to fully involve those children with special educational needs or disabilities in all aspects of school life alongside their peers.

We believe that by working in partnership with parents and carers, our children will have the best opportunity to achieve their potential and beyond.

 What is SEND?

The term Special Educational Needs (SEN) has a legal definition which is set out in the Education Act 1996 and the Children and families Act 2014. It applies to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it significantly harder for them to learn or access education than most other children of their age.


If you would like to know more information about our SEND provision please contact:

Mrs Karen Gratino – SENDCo

To speak to our school SENDCo; please make an appointment to see them at the School Office or phone school on: (01924) 430548


Here are our school DSL's


Click here for our Safeguarding Poster showing our DSLs in school.

SEND Policy click here.

SEND Information report click here.

For our School Accessibility plan click here.


To see information from Kirklees with regards to the Local Offer see http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/localoffer

The Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service (KIAS) offers support to parents and carers of children who have already been identified as having special educational needs, Support is also offered to parents and carers who are concerned that their child may have special educational needs– for more information go to http://www.kias.org.uk/


PCAN is an independent, parent led forum for all parents and carers of children/young people (aged 0-25 years) with additional needs in Kirklees. PCAN welcomes any parent or carer, whether they are just becoming aware that their child may have additional needs or whether they have a child with a confirmed diagnosis.

PCAN provides information to help parents and their children, a chance to meet and network with other parents through events and social media, and works with local service providers to ensure that parents have their say in the design and delivery of local services for their children.

Here is the link to the website: http://www.pcankirklees.org/