St Stephen's Church of England Primary School

St. Stephen’s CE Primary School is at the heart of the village of Willington in County Durham. We are a Church of England (Controlled) Primary School and provide a high quality of education for all children aged 3 to 11 years old, founded on a rich Christian ethos.

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When is it on?

Session information
Breakfast club for pupils from 7.45am to 8.45am - £2.50
Breakfast club for pupils from 8.00am to 8.45am - £2.00
After school care for pupils from 3.15pm to 6.00pm - £7.50

Who to contact

Contact name
Alison Richardson
Contact position
01388 746 426

Where to go

Hall Lane
County Durham
DL15 0QH

Other details

Cost description
Breakfast club 7.45am - £2.50
Breakfast club 8.00am - £2.00
After school - £7.50
Related links
Ofsted reports


Childcare availability
Before school
Term time
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
For information regarding vacancies in school, please contact Durham County Council School Admissions, Tel: 03000 265 896

Local Offer

Local Offer description

St Stephen's C of E Primary School are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of primary school life. The school recognise the diverse and individual needs of all pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Please visit the school website for further details: or follow the links below.

Contact name
Judith Bulmer
Contact telephone
01388 746426
Contact email
School Admissions
Our Curriculum
SEN provision

How do you identify Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

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?

Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching. A small percentage of children and young people with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan.

How will you support my child with their special educational needs and disability?

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

At St.Stephen's CE Primary School we follow a graduated support approach which is called “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”.  This means that we will:

  • Assess a child’s special educational needs
  • Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
  • Do put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
  • Review the support and progress

As part of this approach, we will produce a SEN Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes.  Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process.

How will you make sure my child's education meet their needs?

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

Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes.  The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO.

How will we know my child is progressing?

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 are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.

There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:

  • Termly parents/ carers evenings;
  • Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
  • An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
  • Through a review of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.

How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

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

At St. Stephen's CE Primary School we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the pastoral, medical and social needs of SEND children are met.

The school offers a wide variety of pastoral support for pupils. These include:

  • Members of staff such as Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Parental Support Advisor (PSA), and SENCo, are readily available for pupils who wish to discuss issues and concerns. The Deputy Headteacher and all Class Teachers have regular check-in sessions for vulnerable pupils.
  • After School and Breakfast Clubs are available to promote Social Skills and general well-being for pupils.
  • Playground Buddies are on hand to offer support to pupils at break times.
    If a pupil has a medical need, then a detailed Care Plan is compiled in consultation with parents/carers and with support from the appropriate health care professional. These are discussed with all staff who are involved with the pupil.
  • Where necessary, and in agreement with parents/carers, medicines are administered in school but only where a signed Medication consent form is in place to ensure the safety of both child and staff member.
  • Staff receive training in the administration of medication.
  • Sufficient numbers of staff  with full and basic first aid training are always on site.
  • If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.


What specialist services and expertise is available at or accessed by the staff?

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

At St. Stephen’s CE Primary School, we work closely with the following professionals in order to provide the highest level of support for pupils with SEND

How are staff trained regarding SEND?

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

All staff receive appropriate training to support children wth SEND

What activities outside the classroom will there be?

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

At St Stephen’s CE Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

St. Stephen's CE Primary School is a single storey building with ramped entrances and disabled toilet facilities.

My child is going to be starting or leaving soon, how will you help them?

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

We work in close partnership with our feeder secondary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition for those who we feel would benefit. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils, one to one / small group working with secondary school staff or pupil mentoring from secondary schools. Teachers from feeder secondary schools visit our school to work with the children, which helps to build up a familiarity before the children move on to secondary school.

The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate, secondary school colleagues will attend Annual Reviews to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have. We are keen to involve parents and carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school. At St Stephen’s CE Primary School, we take opportunities to work alongside parents and carers to visit secondary schools in advance of secondary placement applications being submitted to the Local Authority.

This ensures that parents and carers can make the most informed placement decision for their child. When a secondary school has been allocated to the child, parents are fully involved and consulted at all stages of the transition process.

What is available to help my child with their education?

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

The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year. Detail of how this money is used to support children and young people with SEND is available from th school. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.


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