Low Furness CofE Primary School 

Open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Low Furness CE Primary School

Low Furness CE Primary school provides education from the age 3 to 11 years.  We also provide a breakfast club and after school club. Our aim is the development of each individual child and to enable them to fulfil their potential in all areas. At Low Furness we believe in the potential of all children and we aim to actively develop their academic and personal and social development throughout their time at school. A broad, rich and balanced curriculum is designed for the development of the whole person. Social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and cultural development will take place throughout their time in school. Curiosity and enthusiasm for learning are fostered in our children.

We encourage positive behaviour from our children with the intention that pupils gain independence of thought and action along with a realisation of the consequences of such action for their own well-being and happiness – and that of others. The children are made aware of the responsibilities of being part of a community. They are encouraged to be actively involved in the local community and to appreciate the inter-dependence of our community and the world beyond. This is underpinned by our Christian Values of Forgiveness, Friendship, Honesty, Hope, Kindness, Love, Peace, Respect, Tolerance and Trust, which were agreed and defined collectively by our children, staff, governors and local church members.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sue E. Little
Contact Position
01229 588708 
Low Furness CofE Primary School

Where to go

Low Furness CE Primary School
Church Road
Church Road
Great Urswick
LA12 0TA

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

The aim of our school is to provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum for all the children in our care. Using the National Curriculum as our starting point we plan to meet the specific needs of each child, setting appropriate learning challenges, and responding to the diverse needs of the children.

Please click on the link below which will take you to detailed information on the school website.

Contact Name
Mrs Tracey Tracey (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01229 588708
Contact Email
Low Furness CofE Primary School - Special Educational Needs
Age Bands

Schools Extended Local Offer Response 

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

If you think your child needs any extra help or support you can speak to your child's class teacher.  We have an open door policy so you are welcome to come and speak to your class teacher, teaching assistant, the Head Teacher or the SENCo at any convenient time.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

If your child has extra needs they will be supported throughout their school life by a differentiated curriculum, individual pupil plans, teaching assistant support, intervention groups and social and emotional interventions.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

We have the advantage of mixed aged classes so lessons are already highly differentiated.  we use the creative curriculum to guide our planning, the children talk about what they already know and what they would like to learn.  Children with special educational needs will have an individual pupil plan and the support ot teaching assistants where needed.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We have three parent / teacher evenings a year and a yearly report which goes out in the summer term.  we have an open door policy so you are welcome to speak to the class teacher at any time.  Children who have an extra need will share their individual pupil plan with their parents, the plan will be agreed with the parent's support.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Our Christian ethos and links with the Church helps children to be kind and have an understanding of difference and diversity. we have a prayer den outdoors where children can go for a quiet reflective time.  All classes have weekly PHSCE lessons and circle times.  We have a SERIS worker in school who is available all week.  We have lots of after school clubs for children of all ages to access.  If the child or family has problems we will support them through team and family meetings.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college

SERIS worker, reading intervention, speech and language therapist, educational psychologist, specialist advisory teachers, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, CAMHS, pupil referral unit, community nurse, family support workers. 

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

All teachers are quailfied with QTS, teaching assistants are  qualified with NVQ 3.  The SENCO has a National Award for SEN Coordination.  We have a trained SERIS worker.  Staff regularly go on training courses to support their work with special needs, for example, dyslexia.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All children, whatever their need or abilty can access the full curriculum and extra curricular activities.  Children take part in many sporting events competitive and non- competitive.  All classes have school trips and in KS2 the opportunity to go on residentials.

If children are struggling within school they will have support of teaching assistants.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment

The school is on one level throughout.  All the doors and entrances have a wide access. Ramps are in place to gain access to playgrounds.  The new wildlife area is accessible for wheelchairs.  All classrooms are accessible by wheelchairs.  We have a disabled toilet for the children to use, the childrens toilets have hand rails.

How will the seting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life

When children start at Low Furness we have visit days, home visits and staggered starts if needed.  During their life at school we have move up days and transition work before moving to a new class.

Children have visits to the local secoundary school, UVHS, for sports, cooking and ICT opportunities.  During year 5 and 6 the children have transition visits.  The SENCo at Low Furness has regular contact with the SENCo at UVHS.

How are the seting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

If a child has an Educational Health Care Plan, rescources are allocated with the support of staff, parents, educational experts and the child.

The SENCo, Head Teacher and class teachers decide which resources are allocated to which child, depending on the need.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will recieve?

If a child has an Educational Health Care Plan, rescources are allocated with the support of staff, parents, educational experts and the child.

The SENCo, Head Teacher and class teachers decide which resources are allocated to which child, depending on the need

How are parents involved in he setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

We have an open door policy in school, Parents and friends are always welcome.  Parents come into classes to support reading. We have a strong group of parents and friends ( Friends of Low Furness) who run regular events and coffee mornings raising money for the school.  

School has regular events which parents are invited to, Church Services, assemblies, Grandparents Day, sharing afternoons and many more.

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Address: Church Road  Church Road  Great Urswick  Ulverston   Cumbria

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