Following the 2017 inspection of Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the city, Hull Esteem was appointed by Hull City Council to produce a SEND Sufficiency Strategy.

This identified the need for more variety of learning environments so SEND children could get the additional support they needed to access mainstream settings.

Over the past 12 years, numerous schools have been improved and remodelled to accommodate additional space for SEND children. This also includes the re-build of Broadacre Primary School to create Hull’s first purpose-built base for children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) integrated into a mainstream primary school for the first time.

Three more locations have now been identified to create additional SEND resource:

  • St Richard’s Primary School – whereby a feasibility study has been undertaken to consider the conversion of two former changing rooms into SEN class bases, additional staff and pupil toilets, breakout spaces and external play areas
  • St Mary’s College – development stage is underway for internal remodelling and refurbishment to transform an existing annex within the school into a SEN provision ahead of the next academic year
  • Northcott Primary –procurement and installation of 2no modular units to provide 4 individual SEN class bases