Schools, early years providers and childcare


What is a setting’s offer?

Settings (childcare, early years providers, schools and colleges) must publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN in an SEN information report and policy. This must also include information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils, the steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils, the facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the setting’s accessibility plans. The school-specific information should relate to the school’s arrangements for providing a graduated response to children’s SEN.

The SEN Information Report and Policy are separate from the Local Offer, which is produced by the local authority, not the setting.

SEN information report and policy guide

Information regarding a setting’s SEND provision will be held in an SEN information report and policy which should be published on the setting’s website.  A link to the Wiltshire Local Offer should also be included.   This is a statutory requirement for all maintained nurseries, schools and academies from 1st September 2014.

For further information on what information should be presented in a SEN information report and policy, please see the attached SEN information report and policy guide (updated April 2015)

Some examples  can be seen below:

Early years and childcare

For information about early years settings or childcare providers, please visit our childcare directory.


To see a list of schools in Wiltshire, including independent schools, please download our school’s list. For detailed information about individual schools please see our school’s directory.

Approved independent providers – Section 41 list

To see a list of independent providers approved by the Secretary of State, please click here.

School admissions

If your child or young person has a statement or My Plan, please speak to their Lead Worker about school applications, as this needs to be addressed and captured in their statement or My Plan.

If your child or young person does not have a statement, please see our School’s Admission page.

If you have concerns about your child or young person’s needs, please call our single point of contact.

Wiltshire Special Educational Needs Strategy Supporting School 2015/2018

The strategy sets out the vision and key priorities for special educational needs (SEN) provision in Wiltshire’s schools. It sets out, for the first time, the full range of provision available to support SEN in Wiltshire’s schools, base-line data about the progress and achievements of pupils with SEN, and a clear strategic direction for the future.

Download the SEN Schools Strategy Sept 2015

Specialist support

Below is a list of schools and colleges in Wiltshire offering specialist educational support.

The Local Offer provides information about services and support available locally that will enable young people to be an integral part of their community. As a Pathfinder and Pathfinder Champion, Wiltshire has worked hard to engage with families to explore creative person centred solutions that will enable their young people to remain in their community and explore the aspirations they describe in their My Plans. If the SEND Service is not able to meet the needs of a young person locally, they would work with the family to explore options outside of Wiltshire to meet the needs and aspirations identified in the My Plan.

Wiltshire Resource Bases and Special schools 

Complex needs

Frogwell Primary School, Frogwell, Chippenham, SN14 0DG 01249 652815
River Mead School, Lowbourne, Melksham, SN12 7ED  01225 703428
Malmesbury CE Primary School, Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury, SN16 9JR 01666 823514
Manor Fields School, Highbury Avenue, Salisbury, SP2 7EY 01722 322832
Marden Vale CE Academy, Williams Street, Calne, SN11 9BD 01249 813505
Marlborough St Mary’s CEVC Primary School, Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, SN8 4BX 01672 513101
Studley Green Primary School, Westfield Road, Trowbridge, BA14 9JQ 01225 752713
The Avenue Primary School, The Avenue, Warminster, BA12 9AA 01985 213383
Wansdyke Primary School, Downlands Road, Devizes, SN10 5EF 01380 725234
Westbury CE Junior School, Queens Road, Westbury, BA13 3LY 01373 822695
Westbury Infant School, Eden Vale Road, Westbury, BA13 3NY 01373 822716

Communication and Interaction

Charter Primary School, Wood Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3EA 01249 447223
Woodford Valley CE Primary School, Middle Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6NR 01722 782361
Christ The King Catholic Primary School, Earls Court Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7LX 01980 622039
Corsham Primary School, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9YW (Speech & Language only) 01249 712387
Studley Green Primary School, Westfield Road, Trowbridge, BA14 9JQ 01225 752713
Wilton & Barford CE Primary School, Burcombe Lane, Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0ES 01722 742621

Physical Impairment

Pembroke Park Primary School, Devizes Road, Salisbury, SP2 9LY 01722 324050
The Trafalgar School at Downton, Breamore Road, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3HN (Secondary) 01725 550300

Hearing Impairment

Sarum St Paul’s CE Primary School, Westminster Rd, Salisbury, SP2 7DG 01722 336459
Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, SN14 6JJ (Secondary) 01249 766020

Enhanced Learning Provision

All non-selective secondary schools have Enhanced Learning Provision (ELP).
This is for all the learning needs described in the SEN Code of Practice under the headings Cognition and Learning, and Communication and Interaction. For example: specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, autistic spectrum disorders, language and communication difficulties and moderate learning difficulties.


Special schools

School Telephone No. Description Designation
Exeter House School, Somerset Road, Salisbury, SP1 3BL 01722 334168 Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties. Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Larkrise School, Ashton Street,Trowbridge, BA14 7EB 01225 761434 Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties. Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders
St Nicholas School, Malmesbury Road,Chippenham,SN15 1QF 01249 650435 Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties. Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Downland School, Downlands Road, Devizes, SN10 5EF 01380 724193 Boarding & Day special school for boys, aged 11-16 years, with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development Difficulties
Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, SN11 0DS 01249 814125 National Autistic Society accredited day and residential special school for pupils aged 6-16 predominantly with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, in addition catering for the needs of children with emotional, social and mental health difficulties. Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development Difficulties
Rowdeford School, Rowde, Devizes, SN10 2QQ  01380 850309 Day (and some Boarding) special school for pupils, aged 11-16 years, with complex speech, language and communication e.g. autistic spectrum, moderate learning difficulties and physical disability Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ Complex Needs


Online and blended learning

Wiltshire Council aims to provide a flexible approach to learning and work with education providers to meet a wide range of learning needs.  Wiltshire College also offers a variety of resources including online and blended learning. For further information please contact  Wiltshire College – Telephone : 01225 350035, Email:, Website:


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