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We believe every student has the right to achieve highly, but recognise that the needs of individual pupils vary and may need specific tailoring.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

We recognise every child’s individual needs and will give each pupil every opportunity to achieve their potential. We place a great deal of importance on ensuring that students with special educational needs are identified, properly assessed and well supported.

We provide support that is tailored to cater to each child’s situation. Support might be given in class, in a small group or through withdrawal classes and is delivered by skilled teachers and learning support assistants.

Please click on the tile below in the "Documents" section to download our Special Educational Needs and Disability policy, which sets out how pupils with special educational needs are identified, properly assessed and well supported at Ark Kings Academy.


English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Pupils for whom English is an additional language will benefit from our emphasis on the core curriculum, gaining extra support until they reach the expected achievement for their age in English. Through careful assessment and a combination of small learning groups, our pupils have full access to the educational opportunities provided by the Academy.

Primary children have access to flash academy licences to support those who are new to the country or early acquisition. Please follow the link for more information -


Gifted and Talented Students

We want all our pupils to maximise their potential and are not content with gifted and talented students simply achieving the expected level for their year. We ensure that all our students are challenged and supported in order to excel. Through careful identification and assessment, we provide a suitable challenge and differentiation to extend the learning of all our pupils.


Birmingham City Council's Local Offer

A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area. Birmingham City Council's Local Offer can be found.

Send Co-ordinator


All-Through Assistant Principal: Miss A Busby     

Telephone: 0121 459 4451

SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer website includes information, advice, support and resources for SEND families, professionals, children, young people and schools in Birmingham....and we want more people to know that.

We have produced a 2 minute video as part of the work to promote the website more widely; it shows what is on offer in Birmingham for SEND families, so please share and spread the word.



Please visit the SEND Local Offer website -


If you wish to access a hard copy of any policy please contact the school's office on:

Primary Phase: 0121 458 5380
Secondary Phase: 0121 459 4451
or alternatively email us at: