Appleby Grammar School 

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Welcome to Appleby Grammar School

Welcome to Appleby Grammar School. The School is set in a stunning rural location and is an academy with high standards and great ambition for all our students. We pride ourselves on our strong family and community ethos. Our curriculum is strong and well balanced, with plenty of choice. We are committed to developing every student's particular strengths in an environment in which they can thrive.

As a smaller secondary school we know each of our students individually, but we are large enough to offer specialist staffing and a curriculum to match your child's ambitions. Additionally, our commitment to ensuring each student makes excellent academic progress and receives outstanding pastoral care helps demonstrate the progressive education we offer that prepares our young people for the 21st century.

On behalf of the staff and governors we look forward to working with you to help your child really enjoy their secondary education and fulfil their potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr Andrew Lund
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01768 351580 (Telephone)
01768 352412 (Fax)
Welcome to Appleby Grammar School

Where to go

Appleby Grammar School
CA16 6XU

When is it on?

Time of day
Session Information
Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 4.30pm

Other details


Appleby Grammar School is an Inclusive school, in which all members of staff are teachers of students with additional needs. Teachers are supported by an enthusiastic and experienced learning support team, consisting of 9 members of staff. The Learning Support Team aim to support all students, but particularly those students, who, whilst able to access the school curriculum, may need extra help due to a specific learning difficulty or lack of confidence in a particular aspect of their work. 

The range of specific learning difficulties includes: dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and dyscalculia. We also work closely with students who have an Education Health Care Plan. Students are supported within the classroom, but also within small groups and when necessary on a one to one basis. 

We work closely with outside agencies and maintain close links with Specialist Practitioners. The Learning Support Department works closely with our Feeder Primary schools, to ensure that the important period of Transition from Primary to Secondary school, can be as smooth as possible. Extra Transition visits take place during the summer term, but in addition to this, we provide after school transition events from January, for students joining us from all ages currently at primary school.

The department is based within the Learning Skills Centre, which provides a positive environment for small group work and equipped with a number of resources to support students who have additional needs. 

The Learning Support department also supervise and support students within the daily lunchtime Homework Club, which takes place in the school library and adjoining computer room.

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Introductory statement

This SEN/D policy details how Appleby Grammar School will do its best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any student who has special educational needs and those needs are made known to all who are likely to teach them. Appleby Grammar School will use its best endeavours to ensure that teachers in the school are able to identify and provide for those students who have special educational needs to allow students with special educational needs join in the activities of the school together with students who do not have special educational needs, so far as is reasonably practical and compatible with the child receiving the special educational provision and the efficient education of the students with whom they are educated.

The staff and governors of Appleby Grammar School will endeavour to ensure that all SEN/D students reach their full potential, are fully included within the school community and are able to make successful transfers between educational establishments. This policy aims to support all members of staff in providing positive whole school approaches towards the learning, progress and achievement of SEN/D students. All teachers are teachers of SEN/D students.

Teaching and supporting such students is therefore a whole school responsibility requiring a whole school response. Meeting the needs of SEN/D students requires partnership working between all those involved - LA, school, parents/carers, students, children’s services and all other agencies. Appleby Grammar School is committed to welcoming all students. Adjustments will be made where necessary and where possible to enable all students for whom Appleby Grammar School is the best placement, to access lessons and social time as freely as possible. Needs and adjustments will be considered on an individual basis.

Contact Name
Mr Ian Noble (SEND Manager)
Contact Telephone
01768 351580
Contact Email
Appleby Grammar School - Policies - SEN Policy
Appleby Grammar School - Policies
Appleby Grammar School - SEN Information Report
Appleby Grammar School - Learning Support Department Info

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Address: Battlebarrow  Appleby-In-Westmorland   Cumbria

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