At Avanti Grange we believe that all children should develop their individual potential. However, we also recognise that some students may experience difficulties on their journey. We work together with parents/carers and family members to ensure that each child is viewed holistically in order to best meet their needs. We also work with a range of agencies such as the speech and language service and educational psychology service to best support our students.

What are Special Educational Needs?

Special Educational Needs or SEND means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age and that they may need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons and we will support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. At Avanti Grange, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to provide the correct support.

What to do if you have a concern about your child?

If your child is already at our school, you can contact your child’s class teacher or tutor who can liaise with our team. You can also contact us directly.

Links to SEND Policies & Documents

Please click here to read our SEND Offer

Please click here to read our Accessibility Plan

More to follow

Parental Support

Need extra support as parents of SEND children? Please click the link to Hertfordshire Information, Advice and Support

More information can be found by following the links below

Hertfordshire Local Authority Local Offer can be accessed here:

For more information on the new SEN Code of Practice please see:

Please see the DfE publication “Special Educational Needs and Disability a Guide for Parents and Carers, August 2014”:

The NASEN website also has many useful publications: