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Welcome to The Bridge Academy’s SEND Local Offer

Within The Bridge Academy's Local Offer you will find information in regards to the support we provide for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Click here to view our SEND Policy

The Bridge Academy fully endorses the SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015) Core Principles.

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • Achieve their best
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 to 25 years 2014

The Bridge Academy is fully committed to the inclusion of students with SEND providing that the Academy is compatible for the child’s age, ability and aptitude and that their attendance is not incompatible with the efficient education of other students in the Academy and is an efficient use of the Local Authority’s resources.

The Bridge Academy follows Hackney SEND’s Graduated Approach and a detailed breakdown of the support offered through this approach can be found here

To see a breakdown of provisions for students with different SEN needs, please click here

Our SENDCO is Evelyn Peck, she can be contacted by telephone on 0207 749 5257 or email at Evelyn.Peck@bridgeacademy.hackney.sch.uk 

Parents have the opportunity to meet with a member of the SEND department at all Parents' Evenings. Parents can also contact Evelyn to request additional meetings or more information.

If your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability and/or you would like more information, please contact Evelyn Peck.

Click here to download a PDF Version of The Bridge Academy's SEND Information Report

The Bridge Academy Cognition and Learning ARP

From September 2024, The Bridge Academy is opening an ARP to support students with an Education, Health, and Care plan for cognition and learning needs to access the mainstream school environment. Students still have access to the mainstream secondary experience and will be taught the full range of subjects by subject specialist teachers.


The ARP provides:

  • Small group teaching
  • LSA support
  • Adapted curriculum
  • Adapted homework
  • Access to Speech and Language Therapy
  • Access to Educational Psychology input
  • Designated area of the school for support with transition and social skills
  • Appropriate range of KS4 qualifications, including a focus on Preparing for Adulthood


The ARP shall be for:
  • Pupils with Cognition and Learning, Moderate Learning Difficulties with an SEN status of E.

  • The majority of pupils placed will be broadly working at a Year 2 (primary) attainment level at the end of year 5.
  • Pupils placed at the Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) shall have a range of significant learning difficulties and an Education, Health and Care Plan (or they may be in the process of one being obtained). The ARP will offer an inclusive provision for pupils who require arrangements over and above that which a mainstream school can provide through an EHC plan.
  • Pupils are admitted if their EHCP identifies developmental difficulties of a significant to severe nature but are able to integrate and be part of a mainstream school community. These difficulties may be particularly characterised by communication difficulties, which may show themselves in speech and language difficulties as well as in more complex interactions with both adults and peers. There may also be a more fundamental social or cognitive basis to the difficulties.
The ARP is not for:
  • Pupils with severe or profound learning needs

  • Pupils working at pre key stage levels.
  • Pupils who cannot access a busy mainstream secondary setting.


The Bridge Academy, in liaison with Hackney Education, offers three resourced places per year 7 cohort, beginning September 2024.

Places in the Additional Resource Provision are allocated by Hackney Education’s Complex Needs Panel and are based upon the outcome of an EHCP consultation between the local authority and the academy.

Hackney Education's Local Offer



SENCO Transition Video 2022

SENCO Transition Booklet 2022



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Samuel Alner
Alison Underwood

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