At Humphry Davy School, we have a long standing and well-deserved reputation for the nurture and care of all our students. By overcoming barriers to learning, we support individuals’ needs to enable them to flourish and maximise their life chances. Our curriculum is inclusive, and we provide opportunity for participation in all aspects of school life.

It is our duty to provide equal opportunities for every child in our care; we continuously strive to ensure total access to our setting’s environment, curriculum and information, and full participation in the school and wider community.

We adopt a 'whole school approach' to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). All staff work to ensure inclusion; personalisation is one of our core values. We are committed to achieving excellence to ensure that students with SEND achieve their full potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes; we work closely with students, parents and carers and professionals to make sure this happens.

We are an accredited ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’. This status recognises our ‘whole-school’ approach and adherence to a model of excellent practice. In addition to our ‘Dyslexia Friendly Inclusive School’ status, Humphry Davy School has two Dyslexia Champions and an Autism Champion who have received specialist training in supporting the needs of students with dyslexia and autism in a mainstream school setting.

If you wish to discuss how your child’s special educational needs will be met at Humphry Davy School, please contact our SENDCO, Tamsin Gittins, at

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Further information

In line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, The Children and Families Act (2014), The Equalities Act 2010, Humphry Davy School offers provision to meet the needs of all children with SEND including those who do not have Education, Health and Care Plans. Our aims are also underpinned by Cornwall’s SEND Strategy 2018-21.

Parent partnership services are provided by Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS). If you would like help, support or advice about SEND with regard to provision or support services, please see their website:

We also advise families of students with SEND to access the Cornwall Family Information Service:

The school’s Special Education Needs and Disabilities Policy, Single Equality Scheme and the Accessibility Plan (Physical Environment) can be found in the Policies Section of our website.

The SEND Code of Practice can be found here:

Our SEND Policy, School Offer and SEND Information Report can be found at the bottom of this page.  The Cornwall Local Offer is linked at the bottom of this page.



Page Downloads Date  
SEND Policy 2020 15th Dec 2020 Download
HDS School Offer 2020 14th Sep 2020 Download
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