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The Wells Academy


At The Wells Academy, we work very hard to support all our pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our pupils on entry.

The transition from primary to secondary education can be a difficult time for pupils. We develop careful plans to ensure our pupils are well-prepared for this move. For some pupils, we offer a bespoke programme to help them have a smooth transition.

Once at The Wells Academy, we provide a range of strategies including:

  • support through the classroom or through withdrawal
  • a curriculum catering for each child's needs
  • one to one catch up reading programmes

Contact details

If you have any concerns about your child please contact our SENCO, Ms Hayley Thorpe

T: 0115 748 3390

For more information please review our Trust Policy (SEN and Disability Policy) by visiting the below link: 


Improving the physical environment of academies to enable those with disabilities to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities, and services provided.

The Wells Academy is committed to providing a fully accessible environment that values and includes all students, staff, families and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance, and inclusion. The accessibility plan for The Wells Academy site is available to view and download below.

SEND Report and FAQs

At The Wells Academy, we strive to achieve the highest standards to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We promote an inclusive educational environment in which we support and encourage all pupils to reach their potential.
Quality teaching is vital; however, for some children, there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. In order to do this, steps may be taken to support young people through their learning journey.

The Wells Academy works closely with the Local Authority in Nottingham in order to support our learners who are identified to have a need within the four areas of SEND, as identified by the DfE (SEN CoP 2014), download the document below for examples of support that may be available to pupils with additional needs, and further SEND information.