SEND Information Report (Special Educational Needs and Disabled Students)​

Type of School:
Mainstream All Through 3-18

Two storey Primary School from nursery to Y6 provision. Three form entry.

Three storey Secondary School from Y7 to Sixth Form


Wheelchair Accessible:
Including a lift to upper floors.

Auditory / Visual Enhancements:
Room signs in Braille on doors. Contrasting paint colours on floors walls and doors. Textured paving and dropped curbs outdoors.

Other adaptations:
EVAC chair for fire evacuation.
Disabled toilets on each floor
Shower and changing facilities.

Bede Academy is a fully inclusive mainstream 3-19 Academy within Blyth, Northumberland based on two sites. Primary aged students from 3-11 are based at Bede South and secondary aged students from 11-19 are based at Bede North. The Academy opened in September 2009. Bede Academy values all students. All students are treated equally and have a right to an education which enables them to develop fully their personal, social and intellectual potential. There is also a strong commitment to high achievement and aspirations for all students. Within Bede Academy all students are provided with a high quality broad and balanced education appropriate to their individual needs. To reflect this, specialist provision is known as ‘Individualised Learning.’ Bede Academy SEND policy is available on the website and provides further detail on the Academy philosophy.

If your child has special educational needs and/or a disability and you would like to know more about what Bede Academy offer, please contact us on 01670 545111 or email 

Assistant Vice Principal SENDCO and Vulnerable Learning and Safegurading Leads (Primary SENDCO): Mrs H Cooper 

SENDCO (Secondary Years): Mrs J Mann 

Last Review: December 2023

This report is written in line with the guidance in Schedule 1 of the SEND regulations 2014 (with reference to regulation 51) and section 69(2) of Children and Families Act 2014




The latest Accessibility Plan and Special Educational Needs Policy can be found on the policies page
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